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Thursday, February 7
 

8:00am

Democracy Bootcamp: NCTCA 2019 presented by CIVIX
****This is an ATA Staff Officer sponsored event and has an independent registration at the link below**** 

Space is limited. Please click here to register by Thursday, January 24.  

One of the most urgent issues facing democracies today is the spread of misinformation and disinformation. The ability to discern true from false, and reliable from unreliable, is an essential skill of citizenship in the digital age. Learn the tips and tricks for fact-checking and verifying sources that you can bring back to your classroom and empower your students to be informed citizens.

In preparation for the spring provincial election, listen to experts and journalists share their insights relating to the parties and campaign strategies, and participate in small group discussions with other teachers to speak about useful tools and best practices for Student Vote.

Teachers will leave the day ready to challenge their students into thinking about politics, news consumption and participating in Student Vote Alberta 2019.

If you have any questions, please email the CIVIX team at bootcamp@civix.ca.

Speakers
avatar for CIVIX

CIVIX

CIVIX is a non-partisan, national registered charity dedicated to building the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians. We provide authentic learning opportunities to help young people practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens, and connect with... Read More →
JT

Jonathan Teghtmeyer

Associate Coordinator, Government- Communications, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jonathan Teghtmeyer is the Associate Coordinator, Communications for The Alberta Teachers' Association. His primary responsibilities are in communications, political engagement and advocacy. He has a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Arts in Communication and Technology from the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - Edmonton
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

8:30am

Les sept enseignements des grands-pères
Cet atelier examinera les sept enseignements de grand-père (Anishnabe/Ojibwé) transmis à travers les générations. Durant la journée, nous aborderons entre autres sujets les animaux qui ont été associés à chacun de ces enseignements et la façon dont ils utilisent les dons offerts par le Créateur. En s’inspirant de la littérature, nous allons explorer les moyens de faire découvrir ces enseignements à nos élèves, dans toutes les matières. Nous allons discuter de l'importance de ces enseignements dans notre vie quotidienne en ce qui concerne la formation du caractère, mais aussi afin de comprendre comment ces enseignements ont contribué à la survie de nos peuples autochtones à travers l’histoire. Vous participerez à des activités et à des discussions que vous pourrez utiliser dans vos salles de classe afin de faciliter la compréhension de ces enseignements.

Speakers
avatar for Éric Caron

Éric Caron

Spécialisé en histoire, Éric a enseigné de nombreuses matières durant sa carrière.  Passionné par la pédagogie, il a mené de nombreux projets autant en classe qu’en activités parascolaires.  Après avoir occupé un poste de conseiller pédagogique au Québec, il s’est... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

8:30am

WELDING, Skills Canada Alberta welding tips and tricks.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The session will be composed of the different parameters around preparing students for the Skills Canada competition in Welding. -Weld positions -Machine parameters -strategies -welding resources -joint prep and fitting -criteria for marking at competitions

Speakers
WM

Wade Martinson

Currently a welding and fabrication Teacher at Elk Island public schools at Bev Facey High School. I have welded 30 years, a Boilermaker for 12 years and an instructor/teacher for 6 years. Two years in High school and four years at NAIT. I have taught both Secondary and Post- Secondary... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 4
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 10
  • Grade Focus 43444
  • Tags English

8:30am

Solid wood joinery for students & teachers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students and teachers often struggle with the techniques and tools required to join solid wood into an amazing piece of furniture. We will be looking at Domino joinery, bisquit joinery, dowelling, machine and hand tool techniques for wooden furniture construction. Each participant will leave with a completed piece of furniture and new skills.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Corneau

Lee Corneau

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
I am a journeyman carpenter and teacher, with background in residential construction and renovations. After working in the construction industry for 10 years, I decided to pursue a career in education. Now I spend my days teaching junior and high school students the ins and outs of... Read More →
SW

Steve Woodard

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
Steve has been sharing his passion for the cabinetmaking trade with students for the past 13 years. He's a journeyman cabinetmaker and teacher in the largest high school wood shop in Alberta, where kids make everything from tiny doll furniture to full-size garages on site. On rare... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 1
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

Diamant ou poussière: comment briller sous pression tandis que d’autres s’effondrent?
Stressé? Fatigué d’être fatigué? À court de temps? À court de souffle? Où sont passées votre patience et votre joie de vivre? Pourquoi certaines personnes brillent sous pression tandis que d’autres s’effondrent? Dr Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, vous invite à une présentation dynamique et interactive au cours de laquelle il vous apprendra à maîtriser votre stress pour retrouver votre énergie et votre passion, reprendre le contrôle de votre vie et transformer votre stress en potentiel allié. Ensuite … à l’action! Grâce à des conseils pratiques et concrets, vous aurez la chance de dresser un plan d’action personnalisé pour apprivoiser votre stress et briller, même sous pression comme les diamants, au lieu de s’effondrer comme de la poussière! Dr Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, est psychologue et conférencier chevronné très prisé pour son humour et son dynamisme. Il détient un doctorat en psychologie et est spécialiste de la résilience et des solutions de leadership organisationnelles. Lauréat de plusieurs prix de mérite, dont les prestigieuses bourses d’excellence des conseils de recherche des gouvernements canadiens (SSHRC) et québécois (FCAR), il a mené pendant plus de 10 ans des recherches sur la résilience pour lesquels il s’est vu discerné le prix d’excellence de l’Association Canadienne de Psychologie. Il a présenté des centaines d’ateliers et relevé des mandats de consultation pour les plus grandes entreprises nord-américaines, tel : IBM, Bell, Air Canada, CAE, CGI, Banque TD, Alcan, Sears, Novartis, Price-Waterhouse, Sun Microsystems … parmi tant d’autres. Ancien officier commandant de la marine canadienne, il s’est mérité une reconnaissance spéciale pour son leadership exceptionnel pendant plus de 12 ans de service militaire. Aujourd’hui, il est directeur général de la clinique médicale Alpha et de SOS – Solutions Organisationnelles Sabongui où il œuvre auprès des entreprises pour assainir les environnements de travail et redresser les dynamiques d’équipe pour amener les employés à performer à leur plein potentiel. Il est le conférencier de choix par le Ministère de la défense pour 2017 pour les conférences affectant le corp militaire et leur familles

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Georges

Dr. Georges

Dr. Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, has a background in behavioural neuroscience and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, specialized in resilience and organizational leadership solutions. He works closely with Canada's largest corporations to develop and implement organizational... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Carryl Bennett-Brown - Greater St. Albert Catholic #23
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

9:00am

Sketchnoting in the Classroom
Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, is gaining widespread popularity as an effective and engaging way to take notes and to display student learning. Participants will learn how to establish a doodling culture in class with various fun and scaffolded drawing activities throughout the session. They will also learn about the elements of sketchnoting and how to get over the "But I'm not an artist!" mentality. This is a hands-on session, so come prepared to draw!

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth

Keynote Speaker
Sylvia taught elementary school French and technology in Toronto, Canada for more than 30 years. She is now an Edtech consultant on a constant quest to find ways for teachers and students to “Connect, Collaborate and Create”. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

What Great Teachers Do Differently
What are the specific qualities and practices of great teachers that elevate them above the rest? This session reveals what the most effective teachers do differently than their colleagues. Participants will focus on what the most successful teachers do . . . that others do not. Everyone will leave knowing what great teachers do differently, why these things make them more effective, and learn how to immediately implement each of these into your own classrooms and schools.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Whitaker

Todd Whitaker

Professor, University of Missouri
Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Pam Arnason - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

An Introduction to Treaty Education
This introductory workshop will explore historical and contemporary information and resources relating to numbered treaties within Alberta. Educators will build their understanding of the acknowledgment of land and people, as well as our shared responsibilities to the land and each other. Participants will engage in dialogue and reflect on their professional learning in order to build capacity in treaty education.

Speakers
avatar for AI (TBD)

AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Moving from Inspiring to Requiring: Indigenous Education & the New Teaching Quality Standard
The new Teaching Quality Standard requires all teachers to demonstrate foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit for the benefit of all students. Where should you start!? In this session, you will be introduced to short, interactive activities designed to enhance your understanding of reconciliation, resources specifically produced to build your competence and confidence; and ideas about the many paths you can pursue on your future professional Indigenous Education learning journey.

Speakers
MP

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Dene from Smith's Landing First Nation. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and is the team lead for the Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation project. Melissa is a fancy... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Mathology: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Math (K-3)
Welcome to the Science of teaching Math… attending to the learner’s developmental state, considering the nature of the content to be learned, and carefully selecting the activities and ideas to help students acquire, consolidate, and refine their understandings… welcome to Mathology! Pearson Canada’s new, comprehensive, and simple math solution for K-9 enables teachers to easily plan and implement meaningful, differentiated math learning experiences for all students, while increasing teachers’ skills as math educators. Rooted in best practices from academic research and real classrooms, and based on a math learning progression, Mathology offers a wide variety of student and teacher resources in print and digital media. It also provides targeted professional learning to allow educators to become better at knowing where students are at and defining next steps for growth. Built on a robust research base, co-created with teachers, and organized around a Made-in-Canada Learning Progression, Mathology unites the resources, pedagogy, and assessment with what we know about best practices in Teaching and Learning. This session will explore how you can use Mathology to: -Create positive student experiences through engaging activities and lessons -Use tools to support student assessment, lesson planning, and differentiated instruction -Use technology, manipulatives, story, and visualization to bring math to life! We believe that establishing a solid foundation for math in the early years is fundamental… Mathology’s goal for K-3 is to empower students and teachers to grow in their mathematical capabilities, gain confidence, and cultivate an affinity for math. Participants will receive sample kits of Pearson’s K-3 Mathology Activities

Speakers
GV

Gerry Varty

Pearson Canada
Gerry Varty has over 34 years of experience in education, including as an Assistant Superintendent, K-9 Principal, and a classroom teacher in a variety of subjects. He was recognized as an Alberta Excellence in Teaching finalist and a Distinguished Leadership Award. In recent years... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

9:00am

Geometric Thoughts?
Learning at a geometric level is Experience-Dependent! So much about helping students develop their spatial reasoning and geometric thinking is based on giving students opportunities over time to notice things, to discuss observations, to make connections between their observations and their worlds beyond the classroom, and to practice math-talk! But, sometimes we get rushed, and sometimes our very own ‘normal-talk’ contradicts the very distinctions we want kids to make! So, let’s find a way to meaningfully spread geometry throughout the year and tighten our language to ensure we are part of our students’ success, rather than an unfortunate road block. Leave this session with activity ideas designed to geometrically engage and challenge students throughout the year, along with a few do’s and don’ts for our own daily vocabulary!

Speakers
JG

Jane Gannon

Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
My 17 years of math education experience spans from the elementary to the post-secondary level. I currently teach grade 4 math, health, and art, junior high French, and I edit educational math resources for distance learning. In addition, I provide on-site professional development... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Help Them Love PE - Div 3 & 4
In this session you will learn games and activities to help your students love PE. This session will focus on using physical literacy and teaching games for understanding approach for PE. Participants will learn many sure fire games to use with students.

Speakers
EL

Erik Larson

Erik is the HPEC regional rep for Greater Edmonton. He has been presenting and organizing sessions for the last few years.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

9 Innings of Spiritual Development
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines faith as "belief and trust in and loyalty to God." A simpler description might be that faith is our relationship, our friendship with God. These definitions exemplify why teaching religion presents a unique challenge: it's hard to teach belief, trust, and relationship. One of the most useful tools you can have when trying to teach religion - and share faith - is an awareness of the different stages of faith most of us experience. Join Evergreen Catholic Schools chaplain Mike Landry who'll take you on a tour of nine stages of faith, and the ways in which young people often experience them. This session will offer an overview of the spiritual development of a young person within the metaphor of a baseball game, with each inning representing a particular phase of their development (from the head start on faith we receive from our parents to the experience of faith infusion). Each inning will include reflections and anecdotes from Mike's own 21 year ministry experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Chaplain, Evergreen Catholic Schools
In the history of the Bible and of the Church, God has often chosen unlikely people to play a part in the story of our faith. Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program during his high school years. Now, he’s a geeky... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Partagez la route : L'appel du Pape François
Le Pape François nous appel à Partager la route avec les migrants forcés et les réfugiés. Devenez membre de Développement et Paix afin d'apprendre les causes migratoires, les expériences et les injustices dont souffrent les réfugiés et les étapes pratiques permettant aux élèves et aux communautés de s'impliquer dans ce mouvement de l'Église du Monde.

Speakers
KL

Kathleen Ladouceur

Kathleen Ladouceur has been working with Development and Peace since 2013 as a Catholic Schools Program Officer, first in Ontario and now in Alberta. She holds a MA in Legal Studies: Globalization and International Law from Carleton University, and a Canadian Certificate in Youth... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

9:00am

Maki(Ng) Green Science Fun, Safe and Not Safe!
What is the difference betwee Green Science vs. Environmental Science? Is it the same as Earth Day? Join Michael Ng in his Classic Demo Lecture Series as he shares science demonstrations focused on the designing of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances in our classrooms and environment.

Speakers
MN

Michael Ng

Teacher, Paul Kane High School
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating his true passion... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Donna Chanasyk - St. Albert Public #73
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Literature to Engage Your Students in K - 5 Social Studies
This session features literature that will engage your students and support the K- 5 Social Studies curriculum. Literature can be a great way to spark inquiry and engagement in students and make connections that are more meaningful to their learning. Participants will explore relevant and high interest books and receive annotated lists linking the resources to the curriculum. Additionally there are suggested activities and projects participants could use in their class tomorrow.

Speakers
KA

Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Meghan Adams - High Prairie #62
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Authoritative, Age Appropriate Social Studies Content for Division I Students
Let the ORC help take away your concerns about young students using internet resources for Social Studies content, while enriching your curriculum. Never heard of the ORC? The ORC is a $1.2 million collection of digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 students, parents, school staff and pre-service teachers in Alberta. Join this session to learn about the wonderful resources available for young learners through the ORC, and get tips on the logistics of using them with your division I students.

Speakers
BA

Bethany Arsenault

Online Reference Centre Coordinator, Online Reference Centre
Bethany Arsenault holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), as well as a B.Mus.Ed. and B.A. English Honours. She has taught in both elementary and junior high classrooms, and is passionate about information literacy and digital learning spaces. Bethany is experienced... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

9:00am

Alberta Education Curriculum Update
We're two years into an ambitious curriculum overhaul and a year closer to new programs of study for K-12 arts, language arts, math, science, social studies, and wellness. Kindergarten to Grade 4 programs of study are finalized and implementation activities have begun! Meanwhile, the development of Grade 5-12 learning outcomes continues. This session will provide you with an opportunity to discuss the new curriculum and its implementation with colleagues; ask questions and provide feedback to Alberta Education officials; and hear from Alberta Teachers' Association staff about resources and professional development activities you can access to increase your readiness.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Grassick

Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Alberta Teachers' Association


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Devonian Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Python Coding in Jupyter Notebooks with Callysto
Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are participating in the new national CanCode program. This two-year program supports initiatives that aid coding and digital skills development among Canadian youth, from grade 5-12. Cybera and PIMS will trial new tools and frameworks that help teachers bring computational thinking into their math, science, social sciences, and humanities courses — giving students the analytical skills needed to comprehend the digital world. We'll walk through how to get set up and some sample notebooks that relate to curricular outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

15 Games to Address Students' Developmental Needs
Social and active play is critical for a child's development, and play has the potential to address many of the difficulties in a child's life. You can facilitate simple games to address students' social and emotional developmental needs (that range from the need for social participation skills to self-regulation assets). Many students still need to be taught how to play. Let's do that together! This session is practical and active: We will work through 15 games and identify the skills each one teaches. These games require no purchases and are easy to replicate using stuff you probably have lying around your classroom. Each game can be modified for children aged K-9 depending on their unique needs. (Plus, these are all useful for indoor recess.)

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Vincent Mireau is a Counsellor in Whitecourt, AB. He is the President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

WHAT THE ART?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will be dedicated to showing ideas on how to weave art into grade 2 Social Studies curriculum. In this session we will do three different art projects using 3 different techniques to represent the three communities studied in grade 2. Art is a non verbal way for students to connect to curriculum and express their understanding. Participants will leave with three art pieces that can be used in the classroom to display their learning.

Speakers
EH

Emily Hellyer

Grade 2 Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Emily Hellyer has been a grade 1-2 teacher with the Calgary Board of Education since 2009. Emily lives in Chestermere, Alberta with her husband, their six year old daughter and three year old son. Before she was a teacher she was a dance instructor. In the summer she provides dance... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

9:00am

L'affectif et la structuration pour favoriser la communication orale
Les facteurs qui influencent l’apprentissage d’une langue doivent être considérés d’abord sous un angle affectif, puis ensuite sous un angle linguistique. C'est pourquoi le jeu et l'humour sont des éléments importants de l'enseignement du français à l'école. Dans cet atelier, vous participerez à toute une gamme de jeux linguistiques amusants qui favorisent le développement de structures de phrases et de vocabulaire et qui permettent de transformer le vocabulaire passif en vocabulaire actif. Ces jeux créent une source de motivation et de plaisir chez les élèves, favorisent le contact de l’élève avec la langue française et aident à bâtir son estime de soi. L’élève crée ainsi des liens émotifs avec la langue française et la culture francophone. Vous quitterez l’atelier avec des activités et des jeux que vous pourrez intégrer tout de suite dans vos classes.

Speakers
CF

Carole Freynet-Gagné

Carole Freynet-Gagné has built a solid background of knowledge in an array of fields, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach and fueled by her love of language. She is often asked to provide educational and language-based consulting services to federal and provincial agencies, educational... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

9:00am

The Creation of Anxiety
What is Anxiety? Where does it come from? Did society create it? In this two hour session, we will explore the most current Canadian research on adolescent Anxiety, best evidence practices for treatment and how we as educators can help students live with or overcome their illness. You will also come away with the knowledge to better understand what is "normal" anxiety and what is "pathologic. This information can help students and parents find the treatment that they need. As teachers, we are being asked to learn more, do more, be more. This session will hopefully fill in a few of those tabs for you as you seek to better understand and help your anxious students.

Speakers
KP

Kathy Penner

Mental Health Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Kathy Penner has been teaching with the Calgary Board of Education for 13 years. She has been the teacher in a Mental Health classroom for 6 years and has recently returned to the classroom to teach Psychology and CALM. Her emphasis has always been about doing what is best for the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

The Hunger Games: That kid's just looking for attention
Everywhere around us kids are just “looking for attention” starved for connection & positive adult relationships. This session speaks to the biological, psychological and developmental reasons kids seek our attention & uses theory & humor to look at the behaviors & brains of these kids & the survival games they play. Participants will learn the "Vitamin C" approach to attention seeking behavior & explore practical ways to nourish children & youth with the time & attention they seek…and deserve.

Speakers
AH

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Knowledge Is Power: Consulting & Wellness Services
Ariel Haubrich works in school mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified Professional... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

Éducation à la sexualité: quand, comment et pourquoi? Gr 4-6
La sexualité est un sujet souvent délicat à aborder en société, particulièrement avec les enfants. Au quotidien, plusieurs interventions sont possibles pour mieux outiller les enfants à faire face à certaines difficultés et pour mieux cerner les limites nécessaires pour établir leur intimité. Comment préparer les élèves et leurs parents à ce genre d'éducation? Comment ne pas dépasser la limite et donner trop d'informations? Quels sujets abordés en lien avec l'âge des enfants? Ce sont là des questions qui seront abordées et bien plus encore, pour vous permettre de vous sentir plus confortable pour transmettre ses connaissances.

Speakers
NA

Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags French

9:00am

Mindful Essentials for Educators
Do you practice mindfulness? Need some fresh ideas for the classroom? Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your own life and your work with youth. This workshop will provide practices to reduce stress, foster self regulation, increase focus, and cultivate executive functioning. Mindfulness has been proven to increase resiliency, improve cognition, nurture positive self perception and advance social emotional learning. Discover key practices which you can use yourself as well as age appropriate versions for students K-12, and explore ways to implement mindfulness into the school context. You’ll come away refreshed and empowered with tools to connect mind and body through mindfulness based practices.

Speakers
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Donna Freeman

Founder, Yoga In My School
Donna Freeman believes that yoga and mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at any time. It was love at first pose when she began practicing yoga in 1997 while living in Cape Town, South Africa. Delving deep into alignment, anatomy and mindfulness,  Donna soon became a... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Elder in the Making - an Blackfoot and Chinese-Canadian story
“Elder in the Making” is an award-winning documentary that has been praised for its accessibility and local relevance for students and teachers all across Alberta. The film follows two young urban dwellers, one Blackfoot and the other Chinese-Canadian, who embark on a roadtrip across traditional Blackfoot territory. Across cinematic prairie landscapes guided by the wisdom of modern day elders, two unlikely travel companions rediscover their shared history and in one tragic moment come to understand their responsibility as stewards of the land and of the generations yet to come. Join Director Chris Hsiung for an intimate discussion about the making of the film and the journey it has spawned since.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hsiung

Chris Hsiung

Executive Producer, Hidden Story Productions
Chris Hsiung is the Producer and Director of award winning feature documentary Elder in the Making. As the founder of Hidden Story Productions Ltd., he seeks stories that express both the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit. His journey has taken him from Kathmandu where Nepalese... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 220
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Layers of Reading in Secondary English Language Arts Classroom
In a time when literacy demands on students are increasing, do you notice that your students are less willing to engage in reading? Do they seem to lack the necessary stamina to tackle complex texts? How do you build a reading program that honours the nature of our students, our program of study, and principles of sound assessment? We will share activities that have allowed our students to connect more deeply with all text forms, including a novel read aloud, student choice reading, literature circles, stories, articles, poetry, film, and visuals. Although our examples are from LA 9, all strategies presented can be easily adapted for other grade levels.

Speakers
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Noreen Holt

Noreen is a former teacher, retired after 33 years as a teacher and lead teacher. In the classroom, she taught a variety of courses and levels, but the bulk of her experience is in jr. high language arts. Noreen is interested in adolescent literacy, formative assessment, and teacher... Read More →
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Danica Raymond

Danica is a classroom teacher of LA 9 and high school English, as well as a former lead teacher in content literacy and assessment. Danica is an avid reading of young adult literature in addition to a well-established mentor in areas of literacy and English.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

Tabletop Gaming: A Critical Hit in the Classroom
Tabletop gaming is fun, easy to learn, easier to teach, and appeals to children of all ages. Combining Alberta Education’s core competencies with both literacy and numeracy, tabletop gaming provides teachers with the opportunity to engage students with a range of scenarios and situations. Join hosts Matthew Dixon and Shane Hewitt as they walk attendees through a number of hands-on activities, modeling how tabletop gaming may be used to achieve a variety of key learner outcomes across multiple classes and grade levels.

Speakers
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Matthew Dixon

Matthew Dixon defines himself by the wellbeing of those around him. Having worked as a full-time teacher with Elk Island Public Schools since 2001, Matthew’s dedicated himself to improving the lives of those around him, such that he may sleep at night knowing the world is better... Read More →
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Shane Hewitt

Shane Hewitt has worked with people with diverse learning needs for almost 20 years. He has worked in a number of different settings including home intervention, school-based programming, clinical intervention settings and seconded to the Ministry of Education. Shane has a Master’s... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Traditional Games - Arctic Sports and Dene Games
Ever hear about traditional games such as the One Foot High Kick, Sledge Jump, Finger Pull, Hand Games or any others? The traditional way of life influenced the ways in which traditional games were played, organized taught and shared. Learn what Arctic Sports and Dene Games are, where they are today and how you can bring traditional games into your classroom by participating in this interactive session. This session will provide instruction, demonstrations of traditional games and provide you with an opportunity to try yourself.

Speakers
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Michelle Deering

Sport Consultant & Chef de Mission for Team Alberta North, Alberta Sport Connection
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Zachary Hodge

Zachary is an athlete in Arctic Sports for the last 3 Arctic Winter Games 2018 South Slave Region, NWT, 2016 Greenland and 2014 Fairbanks Alaska. Zach earned a silver ulu in the Open Male Sledge Jump event in 2018, gold ulu in Junior Male Triple Jump and Sledge Jump events in 2016... Read More →
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Darrel Laboucan

Dene Games coach for the last 3 Arctic Winter Games 2018 South Slave Region, NWT, 2016 Greenland and 2014 Fairbanks Alaska. Former Dene Games athlete at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. As a First Nations person, Darrel feels that it is very important to keep culture... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location D 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Chairperson Virginie Lacroix - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

WARM-UP GAMES GALORE...EMPHASIZING -PHYSICAL LITERACY, "COME PLAY and learn the kinesthetic way!"
Expect a lesson for Monday morning and a great sub plan that your students will love. Inclusive warm-up games emphasizing PHYSICAL LITERACY including Prisoners' Base, Plank Tag, Ultimate Football, Backboard Dodgeball, KAOS X SPORT, Stepping Stones & Still Waters. This session will give participant teachers a blast of Physical Literacy in game settings, while offering the opportunity to increase their students M.E.T. (Motor Engagement Time). This session will be packed with warm-up games and activities - as well as cool down games, how to teach sound biomechanics of the overhand throw and general PE assessment that complies with curriculum outcomes the ABC&D of Physical Education.

Speakers
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Tim Stewart

My name is Tim Stewart, I teach Physical Education at Buck Mountain Central School. I have been a Physical Education specialist teaching K-12 in Alberta the past 20 years. I was a lead teacher in the development of the Physical Education curriculum program of studies in 1999 and have... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Location C
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

That's Not Cricket! But what is?
Limited Capacity full
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Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and one which most Canadians know very little about. With the inaugural Global T20 matches held in Canada this year, featuring some of the biggest names in the game, there's no question that its popularity is on the rise. In this session we'll learn a little of the history of the game but mostly we’ll learn the rules, play its indoor variant, and look at how it can be incorporated as a unit for PE classes. We’ll also answer some of the burning questions people have about the sport: How can a game last for 5 days? Isn't a wicket something in a bank? What's a bail? Why is Donald Bradman the greatest sportsperson of all time?

Speakers
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Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Daniel began his teaching career in New Zealand, moved to Fort McMurray, and then to Edmonton. He has been a math and shop teacher with Black Gold regional schools for the last ten years.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 6
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 28
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Become a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Investigator!
Regardless of where you stand in the GM debate, wouldn’t it be interesting to know which foods you eat are GM foods? This hands-on lab workshop teaches basics of DNA extraction, PCR, and electrophoresis and how they are used to test grocery store food products for the presence of GM foods. For grade 9-12, College

Speakers
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Lucie Xa

Lucie Xa holds a PhD of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from McGill University. She has joined Bio-Rad Laboratories since 2015 as an Inside Sales. She is also responsible of all the educational line for the whole country and provides workshops to inspire science teachers in their... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

First Nation Cultural Arts
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop participants will learn about traditional First Nation art forms, the original art techniques of the land. We will be having a discussion on how to properly represent First Nation arts opportunities in the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to examine and watch demonstrations of different art techniques while learning about the relationship First Nation people have with the land. Participants will also learn about and have a chance to help with the collecting, cleaning and preparations of natural materials for art. Finally, we will have an opportunity to do a couple art activities that can be taken back to the classroom to do with the students. As we do the art activities I will be showing different variations for different abilities. We will be working with real animal parts and plants.

Speakers
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Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 119
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Teaching Word Solving Strategies - A Forgotten Skill?
Limited Capacity full
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While strategies for comprehension are the primary focus of reading instruction, the ability to recognize words by sight and how to solve unfamiliar words is also necessary. So you know your students would benefit from learning these specific skills, but you're not sure how to teach these strategies. This session will show you how to identify students who need this specific instruction and how to actively engage them in word work lessons. The areas that will be addressed include: how sounds in the English language are represented by various letter combinations; how to break words into parts; and how to effectively use context to solve unfamiliar words – ALL WITHOUT WORKSHEETS! As an added bonus, many of these skills are related to helping students become better spellers too. Optional $10.00 fee for a CD with printable materials.

Speakers
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Blanche Lamont

other
During her 30+ year career, literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered reading and writing workshop sessions to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner that is easily accessible to beginning and... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Stollery Hall(Rm 409) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Teacher's Tote Bag
Limited Capacity full
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In this one day workshop you will learn how to create, design and sew a tote bag. Adding your own creative touch, you can make a Boho bag using recycled material from jeans, or cottons from your favorite clothing items. You can also create a stylish bag using purchased coordinating materials that you choose from cotton, flannel, twill or upholstery material. Once you have completed your Tote bag, you can show it off by carrying books, equipment or your teacher's planning book in it.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Dyer

Cynthia Dyer

I am a Foods & Fashions teacher at Lorne Akins Junior Secondary school, working in St. Albert for the past six years. I am passionate about both Foods & Fashions and bringing innovative and creative ideas to my students. I am also the Central PD Representative on the CTEC Council... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - St.Albert
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

9:00am

Turning Your Students Into News Reporters
Limited Capacity full
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Participants of this full day session at Morinville Community High School will learn the techniques required to turn their students into effective news reporters. Whether they're covering school events, stories in their community or turning their eye to the national/international stage, news reporting is an effective tool to allow students to engage on issues that matter to them. Regardless of your subject discipline, there's room for news reporters in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Greg Boutestein

Greg Boutestein

CTS/Fine Arts Department Head, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools
As the Department Head for CTS and Fine Arts at Morinville Community High School, Greg has over 20 years of experience teaching Communication Technologies courses. From digital photography to vector-based design to 2D animation, the school's media program gives students an extensive... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - Morinville
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

Brainy, Brawny and Bold: Developing science, CTS and health curricular ties through rock climbing
Limited Capacity full
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This session will combine the development of practical climbing skills (movement and technique) and the exploration of curricular connections to the sport of climbing. Curious about climbing? Come and experience first hand one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. Don’t let your lack of experience or perceived fitness level deter you as this session is as much about developing brains and boldness as it is about brawn. Climbing is an individual sport so it is accessible to athletes of all ability levels. Learn the fundamental movements and techniques that are unique to getting around in the vertical world. Come prepared to be active and unless you have your own climbing shoes please wear socks! All participants must fill out a waiver which can be found here. http://climbing.rockjunglefitness.com/waiver/ Please note that the session will take place off-site at Rock Jungle Fitness in the west end of Edmonton, not the downtown bouldering gym. The space has been donated for this event, however, a pre-registration fee of $13.00 will be required to confirm your registration and for the rental of equipment. Those with their own shoes and harness will be reimbursed upon arrival at the session.

Speakers
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Stephanie Strong

Stephanie Strong is a secondary teacher and an avid rock climber. She has taught math, science, English and social studies to grades 7 - 9 for a decade and routinely integrates cross-curricular objectives into her lessons. Stephanie also instructs a variety of movement and technique... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - West Edmonton
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 30
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Bring Your Horse Sense to School
Limited Capacity full
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Our session is for teachers and staff who are looking for a way to empower and support students with greater ease while connecting on a deeper level. During this session, participants will understand experiential learning from a somatic perspective. Horses are master teachers, intuitive partners and meet us exactly where and how we show up on any given day. They support us in learning the true meaning (and feeling) of acceptance, empowerment and living in the moment. Becoming familiar and accustomed to being in this space sets a foundation to relieve anxiety, calm negative emotions and develop positive relationships. Participants will engage in a series of equine assisted activities facilitated by Aileen Wagner. Teachers will take away many insights, ideas and possibilities for supporting diverse populations, and tools to assist with building connection and community within a group.

Speakers
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Aileen Wagner

Aileen has a vision to support and inspire people to build positive relationships with themselves and others. She has a strong foundation in education, as a teacher, coach, principal and mental health support person. Aileen and her herd provide space for people to unplug from the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - Stony Plain
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Cookie Baking and Decorating for Middle School Foods
Limited Capacity full
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Cookie Baking and decorating for Middle school foods will include a presentation on how my classroom is set up for grades 5 through 8, as well as a hands on demonstration of cookie mixing which will lead into my cookie challenge. We will be making cookies and then decorating them using some professional techniques. There will be opportunities to collaborate with the other teachers coming and eat some of our baking. In this session, I will be focussing on middle school CTF foods based options. I will be presenting on how unit on cookies runs and also we will be cooking together in the five kitchens at my school. There will be hands on demonstrations from myself, as well as bringing in a baker from our area to aid with icing techniques(if they are available). The focus will be on building a unit on proper cookie mixing with ideas for assessment, self evaluation and presentation. Teachers will come away with digital copies of recipes, rubrics, powerpoints, worksheets etc. and some decorated cookies!

Speakers
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Mhairi Miskew

Foods Fashion teacher, St Theresa
I have been teaching for over 19 years. I have had numerous teaching positions from grade 2 to grade 12. I have taught in and around Edmonton for all of my teaching career. Recently I have been teaching CTF, in particular Foods and Fashion.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 3
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

9:00am

ATRF Pension Interviews
Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board will be holding pension interviews for those teachers who are considering retiring or terminating from the plan in 2019 - 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: INTERVIEWS NEED TO BE BOOKED DIRECTLY WITH ATRF.

https://mypension.atrf.com/virtual/interviews/default.asp?mInterviewType=C

Registration opens Tuesday December 4th at 9am.

Speakers
AP

ATRF Pension Counsellor

Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Westin: Chancellor Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Watercolor made easy
Limited Capacity full
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Take the fear out of using watercolor by taking this course. Handout is Easy to follow. No actual drawing skill is needed.

Speakers
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Willie Wong

Owner, Kamena gallery and frames ltd
Will send separately


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 2
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 30
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:30am

Drama Productions: From Zero to Hero-The Second Step (No Experience Required)
Limited Capacity full
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Do you ever wonder what it would take to build a successful drama/musical theatre program from the ground up? Have you ever thought you’d love to do something like this but are worried you lack the knowledge, skills or experience? If so, this session is for you! Come learn from someone. Our school's drama program was built from the ground up starting 7 years ago, and I'm here to show you how to do the same thing! This session includes a how-to seminar, backstage look as we prep for our matinee, the show itself, and debrief. Bring a notepad/device to take notes and pictures as the day progresses and an email that we can share our Google Drive Folder with. The day will start with an overview of the following: how our program was built over 6 years and how you can do the same, budgeting & timelines, costume/set/prop design & creation, ticket sales, and creating a culture of success.  Don't worry if you could not attend last year, there will be a brief overview AND you will be given access to all documents from last year's session and this year's session as well.

Speakers

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 3:00pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 5
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 25
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

10:15am

Mise à jour au sujet du curriculum élaboré par le ministère de l’Éducation
Nous en sommes à la troisième année d’un ambitieux projet de renouvèlement du curriculum; il reste donc une année de moins avant l’introduction de nouveaux programmes d’études en beaux-arts, en français et en anglais, en mathématiques, en sciences, en études sociales et en bienêtre. Les activités liées à la mise en œuvre des nouveaux programmes d’études de la maternelle à la 4e année sont amorcées et l’élaboration des résultats d’apprentissage de la 5e à la 12e année est en cours. Cette séance vous donnera l’occasion de discuter du nouveau curriculum et de sa mise en œuvre avec des collègues, de poser des questions et de fournir une rétroaction aux représentants du Ministère, et d’en apprendre davantage au sujet des ressources et activités de perfectionnement professionnel que vous présenteront des membres du personnel de l’Alberta Teachers’ Association et qui vous permettront de poursuivre votre préparation. This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers
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AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Westin: Devonian Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

10:15am

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: K-3
Title 1: Technology Integration for grade 3.
Description: Bring your Science and Social Studies to life through the use of technology. There are several excellent resources available through the Online Reference Centre that are great for research and exploration. Take your research projects a step further by creating assignments in Google Classroom. Speaker: Krysta Koppel

Title 2: Classroom Management Tools in Div 1
Description: We all know how creative we need to be to keep students motivated with behaviour and work ethic. Join me for a showcase of a few different classroom management tools that have proven to be effective motivators for young children.
Speaker: Janet Vader

Title 3: Bringing Chicks into the Classroom
Description: Have you ever wanted to bring eggs into your classroom that will hatch into chicks? The amount that kids can learn from this activity is incredible! Come and learn the who, what, why, when and where of bringing Chicks into your classroom!
Speaker: Irene Pelster



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:15am

Your Pension Matters
A general overview of the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ATRF) pension will be presented. The session includes the following topics: • the ATRF website and MyPension • pensionable service and increasing your pension • pension eligibility, the options and the ATRF advance • steps to retirement • termination benefits.

Speakers
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Dana Adams

Pension Counsellor, ATRF
Barnett House



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Help Them Love PE - Div 1 & 2
In this session you will learn games and activities to help your students love PE. This session will focus on using physical literacy and teaching games for understanding approach for PE. Participants will learn many sure fire games to use with students.

Speakers
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Erik Larson

Erik is the HPEC regional rep for Greater Edmonton. He has been presenting and organizing sessions for the last few years.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Grave Matters: Engaging with the Corpses of Social Studies
High school social studies curriculum is filled with dead bodies as a result of disease, (un)civil conflict, genocides, wars, and other violence incidents. Yet, how often do we think about how we talk about these corpses? This presentation will draw from the theories of Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Achille Mbembe to inspire how we might encounter death in our classrooms. We will examine three types of corpses: banal, idealized, and censored bodies. Banal bodies are those which have become commonplace and ordinary, while idealized bodies are those we make sacred and sacrosanct. Censored bodies are those which are either hidden or removed from attention. We will explore those bodies with direct reference to the Alberta Program of Studies for Social Studies in Grades 10-12.

Speakers
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Cathryn van Kessel

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Cathryn van Kessel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. As a secondary school teacher, Cathryn taught junior and senior high social studies and Latin for a decade, and now teaches social studies curriculum and instruction classes... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Dougas Lang - High Prairie #62
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

10:15am

Reaching Division II Students with Authoritative Resources for Social Studies
If your student’s research process begins and ends with Google and/or Wikipedia, then you are not alone. You know that students should be accessing information beyond these two sources, but from where? Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Centre (ORC) is a $1.2 million collection of curricular-aligned digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 staff, students and parents in Alberta. Join this session to learn about the ORC’s engaging and authoritative resources for Social Studies content that directly align with the grades 4-6 Alberta curricula.

Speakers
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Bethany Arsenault

Online Reference Centre Coordinator, Online Reference Centre
Bethany Arsenault holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), as well as a B.Mus.Ed. and B.A. English Honours. She has taught in both elementary and junior high classrooms, and is passionate about information literacy and digital learning spaces. Bethany is experienced... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

10:15am

Changes in the Legal Landscape 2018-2019 (What Teachers & School Leaders Must Know)
Teachers practice within a complex set of employment, professional and social parameters set out in various laws, regulations and policies. This presentation addresses, among other topics, employment contracts, professional conduct, teacher competence, professional relations, litigation, negligence and liability. The presentation can be structured as a general overview or tailored to the needs of the group requesting it. Current issues such as field trip liability, safe grads and assignable duties can be included.

Speakers
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Marv Hackman

Executive Staff Officer, Member Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Marv Hackman is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Member Services program area and is based out of Barnett House in Edmonton. Marv began his teaching career in 1977 and worked as a teacher and administrator for 19 years prior to joining the Association in 1996.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

TGIF Jr High Math Games - Thank Goodness It's Fun
Learn and play a variety of Junior High Math games and activities that will keep your students engaged as they learn and master junior high math concepts in the areas of: algebra, linear equations, graphing, chance and probability, coordinate geometry, mathematical reasoning and more. In addition, learn how the games played during this session quickly translate to improved paper and pencil evidence of learning using standard algorithms. During this session, participants will also gain the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to quickly and easily implement the games back in their classrooms, without adding to their already heavy workload. Learn how to easily differentiate the games providing a suitable math challenge for all the students in your classroom. The games can be used to: introduce math concepts; provide engaged practice to help students master, deepen and enhance their understanding of math concepts; as an assessment of learning acquired. Student written and video samples will be shared and a handout will be provided. Effective teaching practices and strategies based on the most recent findings from brain-based-learning research will be modeled and highlighted throughout the workshop.

Speakers
JF

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and humor to his presentations gained through decades of experience as an educator.  Teachers will learn games and activities closely tied to the Alberta Curriculum.  Participants have said "… a lot of great activities to bring back... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

10:30am

The Most Important Things In Life, Aren't Things
Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible, but sometimes we forget to remind ourselves of that. What we do each day makes a difference in the lives of so many others. This session will help remind us that we have chosen the most important professional of all and assist us in developing ways to continually take a positive outlook of life and of teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Whitaker

Todd Whitaker

Professor, University of Missouri
Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Terra Beth Dowhaluk - Sturgeon #27
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teachers Want What Students Need
Join ATA President, Grey Jeffery, for a frank and open discussion about the state of education in Alberta today and how we can make it a central issue in the upcoming provincial election. President Jeffery will take questions and lead a frank discussion on various topics from curriculum change and new standards, to collective bargaining and changing political realities; nothing is off limits.

Speakers
GJ

Greg Jeffery

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Mike Wheeler - Timberline #9
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teachers Matter: Building Resilience in Arctic Classrooms
This inspirational keynote gives you an in-depth look into the classroom of Maggie MacDonnell, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. Through engaging visuals and stories you are brought to an Arctic school in the village of Salluit, where students face staggeringly high dropout rates, a youth suicide crisis and disturbing social injustices. These Inuit students carry the burden of colonization and inter-generational trauma on their shoulders every day and Maggie explains how she grounds her teaching practice in feminist, post-colonial and community development theory to allow her students to become masters of their own destiny. She shares examples of how her students have developed resiliency through innovative educational programs. This resiliency has led to suicide prevention, school perseverance and the graduation of Inuit girls who were previously drop outs. This emotional keynote will underline the message of how much teachers matter, re-igniting the teaching passion for an audience of educators.

***Please be aware this keynote will discuss topics of suicide and inter-generational trauma***

Speakers
avatar for Maggie MacDonnell

Maggie MacDonnell

Maggie MacDonnell is the winner of the Global Teacher Prize, a $1 Million US purse considered to be the Nobel Peace Prize of Education. Her teaching experience is global including working with; Congolese and Burundian refugees, young Tanzanians living with HIV, to Inuit youth in the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Shauna Swerda - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Diamonds or Dust : How to shine under pressure while others fall apart?
Stressed? Short on time? Short of breath? Tired of being tired? What happened to your passion for life? Why do some people shine under pressure while others fall apart? The secret lies in learning to harvest your own personal resilience. Join Dr Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, for this dynamic, interactive, and inspiring seminar. You will discover how to rekindle your energy and passion, take back control of your life, and transform stress into a potential ally. You will learn: • How to avoid the number 1 mistake that almost EVERYONE makes; What resilient people naturally do to bounce back from adversity, and why they actually SEEK OUT stress and use it to their advantage; • Why doing less will NOT fix the problem; • How to recognize the warning signs and the impact that stress is having on your physical and mental health, and what to do about it. Then … ACTION! Thanks to concrete and creative strategies, you will develop your own dash-board to monitor your physical, mental and emotional health, and build a personalized action plan to get you back to your optimal self. By the end of the seminar, you will already notice a radical change. You will feel like you can shine under pressure like a diamond, instead of falling apart like dust! Dr. Amir Georges Sabongui works closely with Canada’s largest corporations to develop and implement organizational leadership solutions, crisis response and mental health training programs. His passion is developing long term relationships to help his organizational clients improve cohesion and engagement in order to bring teams to their optimal functioning and inspire employees achieve their full potential. He currently directs the Alpha Medical Clinic and SOS - Sabongui Organizational Solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Georges

Dr. Georges

Dr. Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, has a background in behavioural neuroscience and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, specialized in resilience and organizational leadership solutions. He works closely with Canada's largest corporations to develop and implement organizational... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Wallace (Walley) Porter - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teacher Time – What is it and how do I count it?
With all teachers in Alberta now covered by both instructional and assignable time clauses in their collective agreements, you and your colleagues may be asking what counts, what does not, and if you are within those time limitations. This session will give teachers the resources to determine what is instructional time and what is assignable time and how to calculate it. The session will also review a teacher’s professional obligations that may extend beyond assigned time.

Speakers
avatar for AI (TBD)

AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teaching About Residential Schools
The history of residential schools in Canada was ignored for a long time. Now there is a lot of information available, but it can be difficult to pick and choose where to start, and tricky to find appropriate material. This session will explore books about residential schools to share with students, and appropriate books to introduce the topic of Residential Schools in Canada with young readers. Additionally, teachers will gain more information to support their competency in updates to our Teaching Quality Standard, as teachers must now demonstrate that they can apply “Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit".

Speakers
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Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Cheryl Dawes - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Exploring Big Ideas in Math Through Story (K-3)
Why Story? This is Math, right? Isn’t it just about numbers? For the novice learner, Math is like learning another language, learning new names, labels, concepts, equivalencies, and relationships. What better way to learn those ideas than by bringing them alive within stories? Stories present a rich medium through which children can explore the Big Ideas of Math. They are particularly powerful when linked to a continuum of learning that reflects the way in which children develop mathematical concepts. This session will explore how primary educators can select stories and associated activities that engage children at just the right level, allowing them to consolidate mathematical concepts already learned and move forward to look at new situations with a base of deeper, more connected understandings. It will present ideas on how stories can engage children in a wide range of mathematical ideas, thinking and activity, in a variety of real-world and imaginary contexts. Note: The presentation will reference the math learning progression behind the development of Pearson Canada’s Mathology Little Books. In this session, we will: • Participate in shared reading as pedagogy • Develop criteria for a good math story • Recognize the math in stories • Discuss Using math stories in the classroom At the end of the session, Participants will receive sample kits of the Mathology Little Books.

Speakers
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Gerry Varty

Pearson Canada
Gerry Varty has over 34 years of experience in education, including as an Assistant Superintendent, K-9 Principal, and a classroom teacher in a variety of subjects. He was recognized as an Alberta Excellence in Teaching finalist and a Distinguished Leadership Award. In recent years... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:30am

Not all Heroes Wear Capes: Some Wear Sandals
Since the release of Batman Begins in 2005, superhero movies have once again been seen as a big business in Hollywood, with multiple blockbuster release each year. The stories told in superhero movies are also an incredibly useful tool for sharing religion, as many comic book superheroes bring to life religious and moral lessons. Join Evergreen Catholic Chaplain Mike Landry as he discusses our society's fascination with superheroes as well as his presentation of individual superhero stories and clips that you can use to help bring religion lessons to life. Finally, hear how he ties modern day superheroes to the Biblical heroes and saints, helping students to see their own call to be heroes themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Chaplain, Evergreen Catholic Schools
In the history of the Bible and of the Church, God has often chosen unlikely people to play a part in the story of our faith. Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program during his high school years. Now, he’s a geeky... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

10:30am

Le mieux-être en milieu scolaire, c'est l'affaire de tous!
L'enseignement est un travail ardu - des journées chargées, des étudiants actifs, des horaires surchargés. Il peut être difficile pour les enseignants de trouver le temps de prendre soin de leur bien-être personnel, mais laisser tomber cette priorité peut avoir un impact sur la capacité de créer une communauté scolaire positive. Cette séance interactive abordera des stratégies, des outils et des ressources pour améliorer votre bien-être, celui de vos élèves et par le fait même, celui de votre communauté scolaire. Explorez les façons dont l'Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan et l'Alberta Health Services peuvent soutenir votre mieux-être et le bien-être de vos élèves. Joignez-vous à nous pour apprendre des façons créatives de promouvoir votre école en tant que communauté saine et dynamique.

Speakers
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Amber Arnold

Amber Arnold, MSC, RD. Amber est une coordonnatrice de “Health Promotion” avec Alberta Health Services à Okotoks, Alberta. Elle travaille avec des écoles et des conseils scolaires pour aider à promouvoir bien manger, vivre activement et un bien-être positif. Elle donne de... Read More →
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Stephanie Caron-Roy

Workplace Wellness Liaison, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan
Stéphanie Caron-Roy is an ASEBP workplace wellness liaison with experience in health promotion and disease prevention and management. A registered dietitian by trade, Stéphanie promotes workplace and employee wellness by fostering relationships within school communities.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

10:45am

Shaving Cream, Cabbage Juice and Underwater Volcanoes
We are very excited to offer a new twist to some of the science demos that we have shared in the past: come join us for a series of demos and activities for the elementary classroom! We offer a variety of activities that you can use in your classroom right away, to promote fun, interactive science inquiry. We have selected activities that are safe, inexpensive and inspiring additions to do in your classroom, with or without access to a science lab.

Speakers
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Kevin Andersen

Parkland Composite High School
Kevin Andersen is a science teacher at Parkland Composite High School. Kevin is the Science Department Head and he has been teaching for 25 years.
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Lyssa Bencz

Lyssa Bencz is a science teacher at Parkland Composite High School. She has a passion for all things biology, and has been teaching since 2010.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Stephanie MacPhail - Evergreen #11
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

11:15am

Fancy Engine, Sketchy Brakes: Teaching with K-3 Development in Mind
This session provides 5 activities and 5 strategies to address the fact that our littlest folks sometimes have powerful engines and the brakes are still out for delivery. No wonder it is complicated to teach them: Their capacity to self-regulate is still growing. We will have fun in this hour. We will move. We will joke. The strategies will be grounded in a neurosequential perspective on brain development and years of teaching experience.

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Teacher
Most of all, Vince Mireau is a regular teacher with lots to share. More specifically, he is a former School Counsellor, and classroom teacher, a stay-at-home-dad, a counsellor in private practice, and a former President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors. He is a fluently bilingual... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

11:15am

Formative Writing Activities in Secondary Language Arts
Looking for quick and simple ways to help your students improve their writing skills? Join us as we share formative assessment writing activities and discuss ways to motivate reluctant writers without using marks as an incentive. Strategies that will be discussed include quick writes and cloze exercises. Examples will be shared from jr. high language arts classrooms, but activities can be adapted to fit your context.

Speakers
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Noreen Holt

Noreen is a former teacher, retired after 33 years as a teacher and lead teacher. In the classroom, she taught a variety of courses and levels, but the bulk of her experience is in jr. high language arts. Noreen is interested in adolescent literacy, formative assessment, and teacher... Read More →
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Danica Raymond

Danica is a classroom teacher of LA 9 and high school English, as well as a former lead teacher in content literacy and assessment. Danica is an avid reading of young adult literature in addition to a well-established mentor in areas of literacy and English.


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

11:15am

Building Better Science Illustrations: Photoshop for Nerds
Are you cutting and pasting your scientific diagrams by literally cutting and pasting? Is the copy of your photocopy’s copy so faded that students need a hand-lens just to read it? Do you have the perfect illustration that just needs a bit of tweaking, but you don’t know how to digitally edit it? Then this session is for you! In the session, Brad takes you through various ways to digitally manipulate, customize and improve your scientific diagrams and illustrations. Whether you’re using Word, Paint or a Google Doc, or thinking of moving into a more powerful program like Photoshop, Brad will have tips and tricks to save you time and improve your diagrams. Tutorials using Paint, Word, Google Docs, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC and free open source software will be included in the presentation.

Speakers
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Brad Langdale

Teacher Conventionaire Brad Langdale teaches Physics at Spruce Grove Composite High School in Spruce Grove, Alberta. You might remember him from such sessions as: Hot Wheel's Physics, Teaching Through Infographics and A Selection of Humorous YouTube Videos. He is a 20-handicap and... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Rick Kremp - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

11:30am

S.O.S. NQE : Ce qu’il faut savoir DÈS MAINTENANT au sujet de la nouvelle Norme de qualité pour l’ens
Dès septembre prochain, tous les enseignants de la province seront tenus de respecter la nouvelle Norme de qualité pour l’enseignement et devront être en mesure de démontrer qu’ils possèdent les compétences qui y sont énoncées. Cette séance sera l’occasion pour vous de discuter de la nouvelle norme avec des experts de l’ATA et de déterminer quelles ressources et activités vous seront utiles pour faire évoluer et démontrer vos compétences dans les mois à venir. This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers
avatar for AI (TBD)

AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Devonian Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

11:30am

Banksy, Basquiat and Book Learning: Exploring Social Justice Learning through Street Art
This session will give participants a synopsis of an engaging school based project that was funded by a grant in support of Social Justice Learning from the Aspen Foundation. Project details include having students chose and research a social justice issue, be introduced to various “street art” techniques by a local Edmonton street artist and display their learning in an art campaign that raises awareness of their chosen issue. Participants will walk away with resources and ideas to implement their own Social Justice & Street Art program in either their school, their Social Studies classroom or their Art classroom.

Speakers
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Kristian Basaraba

Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

11:30am

Classroom Yoga Breaks: Quick Practices to Create Calm
It takes just a moment to insert a mindful yoga break within your day. Yoga is an ideal way for students to experience mindful movement to focus attention, reduce stress and foster self regulation. In this session you will learn simple and easy to implement yoga practices to fit into your classroom. By implementing these strategies during transitions, after recess, before tests or any other time you feel the need, you and your students can enjoy the benefits of calm, attention and relaxation. Studies show that students learn more and retain more information when movement is added to their day. Stress is disruptive to the learning process. Short mindful movement breaks assist teachers in creating calm classrooms, fostering independence and meeting student needs (mentally, physically, emotionally and socially). Easy to implement and at no cost to the school, yoga breaks will transform your classroom.

Speakers
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Donna Freeman

Founder, Yoga In My School
Donna Freeman believes that yoga and mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at any time. It was love at first pose when she began practicing yoga in 1997 while living in Cape Town, South Africa. Delving deep into alignment, anatomy and mindfulness,  Donna soon became a... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

LGBTQ+ U
In this presentation, Lee will demystify some of the complicated and confusing language around LGBTQ+ topics, then dive into a conversation about issues that students and teachers may be facing when it comes to addressing these topics. Participants will leave this presentation with a more nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ issues across Canada, how those issues impact students, and what we can all do to help.

Speakers
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Lee Thomas

DefineU Mental Health Programming Inc.
Lee Thomas is an international speaker, writer, and advocate based in Canada. Lee speaks to groups of all ages and sizes about mental health and mental illness, with a particular focus on stigma reduction and youth mental health. They are a Mental Health First Aid instructor, TEDx... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

11:30am

Using Best Practices to Teach Writing in the Elementary Classroom: Launch pads and safety nets
Writing is a complex task requiring many skills. The complexity of the task can be overwhelming for many students and especially those who struggle with learning disorders, executive function challenges and anxiety. Emerging research supports structured and explicit writing instruction to help all students develop effective writing skills. In this session, the speaker will outline a six-step structured writing process that can be used in elementary classrooms to teach students to write across the curriculum. The speaker will also walk participants through the creation of a detailed and differentiated lesson plan.This structured writing procedure helps students develop the foundational thinking and writing skills needed to become successful writers. It addresses metacognitive strategies and the four best practices for teaching elementary education highlighted by a meta-analysis conducted by the Institute of Education Sciences (2012),   Disclaimer: Elements of the Tell me! program, developed by the Centre for Literacy, will be used in this presentation.  

Speakers
avatar for Ashley McPherson

Ashley McPherson

Teacher and Resource Development, Centre for Literacy
Ashley McPherson is a teacher and resource developer at the Centre for Literacy. Since coming to the Centre for Literacy in 2017, she has been offering intensive reading remediation for students of all ages in French and English. Before teaching at the Centre for Literacy, she taught... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: Math Gr. 1-4
See how St. Marguerite School re-imagined collaboration time to improve learner outcomes in Numeracy. Through the use of Learning Sprints teachers are engaged in continuous cycles of improvement making gains in student achievement. In this session you will hear from the principal and two teachers how the process has moved teachers from good intention to high impact through change in teacher practice using Math Talks and Running Records to improve student learning.

Terri Lynn Guimond - Leading Learning Sprints in Numeracy

Laurette Nelson - Impact of Learning Sprints in Grade 2: Number Talks

Braiden Scotten - Impact of Learning Sprints in Grade 4: Running Records and Fact Fluency

Speakers
avatar for Terri Lynn Guiomnd

Terri Lynn Guiomnd

Principal, Evergreen Catholic Schools
Terri Lynn is a lead learner who serves as a Principal with Evergreen Catholic Schools in Spruce Grove, Alberta. In her more than 20 years in education, Terri Lynn has explored learning in all grades, and has firsthand experience with the power of Learning Sprints, agility and instructional... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

Fun Environmental Activities in your Schoolyard!
In this session, we'll highlight a variety of resources and schoolyard activities to help you deepen students' connections with nature and environmental stewardship. You’ll “learn by doing” as many of these activities as possible, and discuss how to connect student learning with their familiar neighbourhood and community.  There are many benefits to students for engaging and connecting with nature including health and personal wellbeing. Many teachers want to engage students in learning in nature but need ideas/activities they can do with their students. This session provides teachers with lots of examples and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is ACEE’s Senior Education Advisor and joined ACEE in 2012. She leads ACEE's work on K-12 curriculum redesign, coordinates ACEE's Alberta Green Schools, leads our capacity building for environment and energy education, and creates and delivers many of our education... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

Enzymes et biocarburant : technologie inspirée de la nature
Avec les problèmes liés au réchauffement climatique et les énergies fossiles, les chercheurs se sont tournés vers le biocarburant. Dans cette activité pratique vous pourrez voir comment la Cellobiase (enzyme clef dans la production des biocarburants) peut être utilisée pour étudier les réactions enzymatiques. Cette enzyme est aussi contenue dans certains champignons : voyez comment des champignons peuvent contribuer à améliorer la planète ! * Cet atelier va utiliser un spectrophotomètre ou un lecteur de plaque

Speakers
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Lucie Xa

Lucie Xa holds a PhD of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from McGill University. She has joined Bio-Rad Laboratories since 2015 as an Inside Sales. She is also responsible of all the educational line for the whole country and provides workshops to inspire science teachers in their... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags French

11:30am

Anti-Villainification Strategies for Social Studies Teachers
All historical accounts used in social studies classrooms, by their very nature, will be simplifications of the past. Curriculum developers, textbook authors, and teachers are forced to make difficult choices about how and what to include. This presentation is concerned about the portrayal of villains, and how those portrayals can influence student judgements about those implicated in historical and contemporary atrocities.

Speakers
CV

Cathryn van Kessel

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Cathryn van Kessel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. As a secondary school teacher, Cathryn taught junior and senior high social studies and Latin for a decade, and now teaches social studies curriculum and instruction classes... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Isabel Rempel - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

11:30am

Visual Journal through Early Literacy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Using Visual Journals for curriculum is a passion of mine. It gives the chance for children to explore their learning through the arts. It allows for different entry and exits points and an amazing way to assess student understanding using nonverbal representation. This session will be hands on and highlight different techniques and share ideas based on Kindergarten/Grade 1 early literacy. If possible, please bring your own visual journal. Art is a way for children to find themselves and loose themselves at the same time. - Thomas Morton

Speakers
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Emily Hellyer

Grade 2 Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Emily Hellyer has been a grade 1-2 teacher with the Calgary Board of Education since 2009. Emily lives in Chestermere, Alberta with her husband, their six year old daughter and three year old son. Before she was a teacher she was a dance instructor. In the summer she provides dance... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

11:30am

La lecture guidée avec les enfants en difficulté d’apprentissage en lecture et en écriture
Comment travaillez-vous avec des élèves à risque ou qui sont diagnostiqués ayant des troubles d’apprentissage en lecture et en écriture? Avez-vous des élèves qui ont de la difficulté à lire et à écrire et qui ont reçu une intervention de conscience phonologique considérable, mais dont les habiletés en lecture et écriture ne progressent pas? Des recherches approfondies démontrent qu’un programme de lecture multisensoriel pourrait desservir ces élèves effectivement. Apprenez les bases essentielles de cette approche et à quoi elles pourraient ressembler dans vos sessions de lecture guidée ou même dans une minileçon pour votre groupe d’élèves en général. Après avoir pris connaissance de l’approche Orton-Gillingham réputée de longue date et fortement documentée, on vous montrera comment créer une session de lecture guidée qui servira vos élèves en difficulté et qui agrémentera vos propres stratégies d’enseignement dans la salle de classe. Ce programme concentre sur les habiletés phonétiques tout en tenant compte des bases de la conscience phonologique. Ceci fonctionne aussi bien avec les règles d’épellation ainsi que la compréhension.

Speakers
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Loraine Auger

I first began my education career as an EA in a French Immersion setting working with students with special needs, helping with their reading, writing, and math. My passion is helping young struggling readers and writers. I then went on for a Bachelor of Education degree through Campus... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Carryl Bennett-Brown - Greater St. Albert Catholic #23
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

11:30am

Understanding Adolescent Mental Health
Adolescent Mental Health is at the forefront of our work and our ability to understand mental illness in teens will help guide us as we move forward. This 2 hour session will focus on the most up to date research on adolescent mental health using Canadian data. Common mental illnesses that we will look more closely at include, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and schizophrenia. Although a heavy topic at times, a lot of light humor will make the 2 hours fly by!

Speakers
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Kathy Penner

Mental Health Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Kathy Penner has been teaching with the Calgary Board of Education for 13 years. She has been the teacher in a Mental Health classroom for 6 years and has recently returned to the classroom to teach Psychology and CALM. Her emphasis has always been about doing what is best for the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Indigenous Short Stories from Across Alberta
Join Chris Hsiung, Producer and Director of the award-winning film "Elder in the Making”, to learn about his latest collaboration: a series of short films about the Indigenous Peoples of Alberta to be exhibited at the newly opened Royal Alberta Museum. Ambitious in scope, this series brings contemporary Cree, Dene, Metis, Blackfoot and Nakoda voices into the Human History wing of the museum. The museum spent years consulting with Indigenous Elders across Alberta to determine what stories they wished to share. This is an exciting opportunity for educators to hear about the stories behind the films which cover a range of Indigenous topics from Treaties, residential schools, language revitalization efforts, oral traditional stories, and historically significant events.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hsiung

Chris Hsiung

Executive Producer, Hidden Story Productions
Chris Hsiung is the Producer and Director of award winning feature documentary Elder in the Making. As the founder of Hidden Story Productions Ltd., he seeks stories that express both the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit. His journey has taken him from Kathmandu where Nepalese... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 220
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:45am

Free Graphing With Advanced Grapher
Come and learn about a FREE, graphing program. Advanced Grapher is a powerful but easy-to-use graphing, curve fitting and calculating software. The program can graph Cartesian (Y(x) and X(y)) equations, tables of values, inequalities and slope fields. Up to 100 graphs in one window. Calculus features: regression analysis, obtaining zeroes and extrema of functions, intersections, derivatives, equations of tangents and normals. Lots of graph and coordinate plane parameters. You will be able to create high-quality graphs and copy them to your documents.

Speakers
avatar for Don Chandler

Don Chandler

Teacher, Salisbury High School
After a brief career in banking, Don returned to university to obtain his Education Degree in 2001. Since that time, Don has been teaching with Elk Island Public Schools at Salisbury High School. Having graduated from Salisbury in 1992, Don felt right at home teaching at his alma... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

11:45am

Using Technology Purposefully
Have you ever wondered how you could use technology purposefully in the classroom, not just as a time filler? As Andrew Barras said: "Technology in the classroom is NOT the end goal. Enabling learning everywhere is the goal." Come discover a variety of web-based tools that will allow you to increase students' engagement in learning, provide them with valuable formative feedback, and save you time. Please bring a device so you can try out these tools, and be ready to incorporate a host of new ideas on your next day back in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie McIntyre

Natalie McIntyre

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Teacher and Administrator International Exchanges- 2 Week and 1 Year Exchanges
Educator exchanges are a unique professional peer-to-peer development opportunity for teachers and school administrators to collaborate within their profession. The opportunity to experience one’s vocation in a different location opens the door to new practices and perspectives. Teacher exchanges allow educators to experientially gain insight into teaching methods practiced elsewhere, and how other systems approach matters such as inclusion, indigenous ways of knowing, second language learning, remote and rural education. Collaborative international initiatives build programs that benefit students, administrators and teachers, and help foster understanding between peoples and countries. For the short term exchange, you are hosted by your exchange partner for 2 weeks, and you then reciprocate by hosting the overseas teacher. For full year exchanges you switch homes and positions for the entire year. Please join us for a session on exchange opportunities to sail your ship in the direction of global citizenship and international community building.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Freed

Carolyn Freed

Exchange Liaison, Alberta Teachers' Association
Carolyn Freed is the Educator Exchange Liaison for the International Education Exchange Program. With a background in Communications and Technology, her focus is stewarding digital habitats for communities to learn from and with each other.


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Building a Better Unit: An English Teacher's Toolkit
Are you a teacher of English Language Arts who seeks to shift from teaching by genre to teaching by theme? Perhaps you are an English Language Arts teacher who teaches by theme and seeks insight into how someone else does it? Join Matthew Dixon as he walks attendees through the construction of units that are thematically linked, conceptually dense, and built around valid, meaningful assessments. This session is intended for beginning and veteran English Language Arts teachers alike, be they at the junior or senior high school level.

Speakers
MD

Matthew Dixon

Matthew Dixon defines himself by the wellbeing of those around him. Having worked as a full-time teacher with Elk Island Public Schools since 2001, Matthew’s dedicated himself to improving the lives of those around him, such that he may sleep at night knowing the world is better... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Movement et mobilité
Dans cette session, nous allons explorer des archétypes de mouvement qui ce transfère d'une activité à l'autre et aidera les élèves à mieux comprendre comment ils peuvent être plus forts et plus athlétiques en réduisant les chances de blessures. Sur la surface, la variété étonnante du mouvement humain peut sembler assez complexe. En fait, démêler toute cette fonction miraculeuse est plus direct qu'on pourrait le penser. Cette session est conçue pour faciliter la compréhension de la complexité et de la variabilité, du langage commun des formes fondamentales et du positionnement qui unifient tous les mouvements humains. Voici les sujets que nous allons aborder: - Prévenir et réhabiliter les blessures sportives courantes - Réviser vos habitudes de mouvement et exprimer la physiologie la plus efficace de votre corps - Identifiez, diagnostiquez et corrigez rapidement les modes de déplacement inefficaces - Résolution de problèmes pour la douleur et le dysfonctionnement mécaniques - Corriger les mauvais mécanismes qui privent la puissance et la force. - Identifier et corriger les modes de mouvement pauvres chez les enfants - Développer des stratégies qui restaurent la fonction de vos articulations et de vos tissus

Speakers

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

12:00pm

Mentoring Student Teachers: What's in it for "we"?
Leveraging the expertise and experiences of a panel of current school coordinators, mentor teachers, and student teachers, field experience associates from the University of Alberta will provide the audience with information and self-reflection opportunities regarding: -Reasons to be a mentor teacher and how it can add to the learning community -Suggestions, anecdotes, and evidence of what makes an effective mentor teacher -Most important learnings and valued advice from current mentor teachers and student teachers

Speakers
CB

Carla Babichuk

I received my B.Ed. from University of Alberta, my M.Ed. from the University of San Diego, and continue to be involved in post-graduate studies. I have been a classroom teacher (in Alberta and internationally), consultant, assistant principal, and I'm currently on secondment to the... Read More →
LM

Loretta Manning

I have 33 years of experience as a classroom teacher, school counsellor and administrator with St. Albert Public Schools. Since retiring in 2016, I have provided support to University of Alberta student teachers and partner schools in my roles as a university facilitator and field... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:15pm

So you have to teach Health...
Join Ever Active Schools and HPEC at the Saville Centre with other Health and Phys Ed teachers for a day of active and classroom-based learning. "So you have to teach health..." we know that quality health education is a keystone to success for all students, and this session aims to support teachers in feeling more confident to deliver the Health & Life Skills curriculum. Research has consistently shown that healthy students are better learners and have healthier brains, so a strong Health program in your school has its benefits. Explore teaching strategies for engaging students in Health & Life Skills and to learn about the many resources available to support your program.

Speakers
EA

Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative that supports and sustains healthy school communities. We provide professional learning, mentorship and special projects that all use a Comprehensive School Health approach. We support all teachers conventions and are offering Health... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Classroom
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:15pm

Awesome Assessment in PE
In this session you will learn and practice with different assessment practices to cover all of the major outcomes of PE. You will learn while playing different games and activities.

Speakers
EL

Erik Larson

Erik is the HPEC regional rep for Greater Edmonton. He has been presenting and organizing sessions for the last few years.


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:15pm

Let's Focus on FUN and Take a PLAYful Approach to Physical Education!
This fun and upbeat activity session, geared for the K-6 student, will be highly engaging, include a mix of music that connects to each activity, and focus on activities that improve competence, increase confidence, boost motivation and add more FUN and enjoyment to your PE program! Concepts of physical literacy will be highlighted AND participants will experience a new and exciting resource; Focus on FUNdamentals, that includes a collection of 90 top-notch, tried-and-tested activities for all ages. Come participate in the skill-based, lead-up, sport-specific, and cooperative activities that are organized into three sections for easy planning and designed as 5 x 7 cards for portability. Then, use the warm-up, lesson plan, and cool-down sections to create thousands of combinations of lessonsOR use the activities individually to get your students moving! EVERYONE in this session will have access to ALL of the activities shared.

Speakers
JH

Jodi Harding-Kuriger

Jodi Harding-Kuriger has been a HPE Educator for 12 years. She is enjoying a country life-style with her husband Mike and their three children, Aidan (gr. 2), Teegan (Sr. PreSchool) and Karlin (Jr. PreSchool). Jodi is dedicated to life long learning through and has commenced her Doctoral... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

PE Specialist/Owner, PLAY Education
Tracy Lockwood is a wife, mother of two boys and the Founder of PLAY Education Consulting. She is a certified K-12 Physical Education Teacher and has over 20 years of experience. Her teaching experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Canada and in Abu Dhabi, United... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Location B
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Santé mentale et blessures invisibles
En raison du TSPT dont il a souffert suite aux horreurs du génocide, le général Dallaire fut libéré de ses obligations militaires pour raisons de santé en 2000. Depuis lors, il s’est employé inlassablement à favoriser la sensibilisation au sujet des questions de santé mentale et de trouble de stress post-traumatique. Le courage dont il a fait preuve en révélant publiquement son expérience personnelle avec des questions de santé mentale lui donne incontestablement de la crédibilité sur ce sujet. La présente conférence inspirera le public et l’amènera à contrer les stigmates liés à la santé mentale. Le général Dallaire parle avec compassion et perspicacité des façons dont les défis et les désaccords concernant le traitement des maladies mentales peuvent affecter chacun d’entre nous. Étant donné que les blessures de stress opérationnel ne sont pas toujours visibles de l’extérieur, le général Dallaire parle de ce qu’il reste encore à faire afin que les personnes qui souffrent en silence ne puissent pas simplement survivre, mais qu’elles puissent s’épanouir.

Speakers
avatar for Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

General Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected author, government and UN advisor... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Marie Hebert - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

12:30pm

Healthy Models of Manhood
In this presentation, Jeff challenges us to rethink manhood. He asks: what are the traditions handed down here? What do you want them to be? Jeff explores the power structures in society and how this reinforces a certain definition of manhood. He encourages men to take this conversation back into everyday ‘male spaces’.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Perera

Jeff Perera

Jeff Perera has been speaking on healthy versus toxic masculinity, and men helping end gender-based violence for over six years to tens of thousands of people across Canada. Jeff has delivered engaging and interactive multimedia talks with elementary, high school, and post-secondary... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Getting Creative with GSuite Tools
Sylvia will give you some ideas on how you and your students can get creative with GSuite tools. Learn how to create animations, video cards, digital stories, “Choose-your-own-Adventure” stories, raps, photo albums and flipbooks, interactive videos, games and more. So much is possible with GSuite!

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth

Keynote Speaker
Sylvia taught elementary school French and technology in Toronto, Canada for more than 30 years. She is now an Edtech consultant on a constant quest to find ways for teachers and students to “Connect, Collaborate and Create”. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Glenda Galloway - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Producing a School Music Video
Come hear about our experiences producing school music videos (both student videos and staff videos), and give you a chance to share your experiences as well. We'll talk about technical tools for music and video, logistical considerations, and school spirit.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Literacy Fun"Dice"Mentals - Gud stewdents kan spel beder and use bederer english
Participants will learn a variety of literacy games and activities they can use with their Grade 4 to 6 students to help them with their vocabulary development, reading, spelling and proper use of grammar. Cards, dice and letter tiles will be used as manipulatives for these hands-on activities. Participants will come away from this workshop with skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to implement the games and activities back at their school site, quickly and easily. Great session for classroom teachers (especially those with ESL students) as well as resource and special education teachers. Student work samples will be shared and a handout will also be provided. Come prepared to play and learn some literacy games and learn why recent brain research indicates games aren't just a good learning strategy, but the most efficient learning strategy.

Speakers
JF

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and humor to his presentations gained through decades of experience as an educator.  Teachers will learn games and activities closely tied to the Alberta Curriculum.  Participants have said "… a lot of great activities to bring back... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Primary Peeps Deserve Meaningful Math! Simple and Effective Tools for the Journey!
Bring scissors as we will construct three simple and effective tools for primary peeps! You will love the routines that will be created in your classroom using these tools. The tools that we will construct are the place value pocket and digit cards, the counting rope and a powerful number line. Seat belts will need to be fastened for this energizing and powerful workshop!

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Bryan Hall (Rm 410) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

12:30pm

First Nation Cultural Arts - Repeat Session
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this workshop participants will learn about traditional First Nation art forms, the original art techniques of the land. We will be having a discussion on how to properly represent First Nation arts opportunities in the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to examine and watch demonstrations of different art techniques while learning about the relationship First Nation people have with the land. Participants will also learn about and have a chance to help with the collecting, cleaning and preparations of natural materials for art. Finally, we will have an opportunity to do a couple art activities that can be taken back to the classroom to do with the students. As we do the art activities I will be showing different variations for different abilities. We will be working with real animal parts and plants.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 119
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Langue et perspectives métisses dans les écoles francophones et les programmes d’immersion française
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dans le cadre de cet atelier, on présentera aux enseignants des ressources pédagogiques en mitchif, permettant aux élèves des écoles francophones et des programmes d’immersion de découvrir la langue historique et officielle des Métis, une langue née de la rencontre des langues française et crie. Les enseignants participant auront l’occasion, dans le cadre de l’atelier, de découvrir les mécanismes de cette langue apparentée au français, mais surtout de constater comment l’utilisation de ressources pédagogiques en mitchif peut permettre d’atteindre une multitude de résultats d’apprentissage au programme (en français, arts, études sociales, mathématiques), tout en œuvrant à la réconciliation. À titre d’exemple, les enseignants auront l’occasion, pendant la session, de découvrir une ressource vidéo en mitchif sur l’art du perlage (beading), de créer leur propre artefact en perles et de discuter en groupe des activités de classe pouvant être réalisées dans leurs classes, suite au visionnement de la vidéo, et en lien avec le curriculum. Les participants repartiront ainsi de l’atelier avec des savoirs et savoir-faire nouveaux, mais aussi avec des plans de cours répondant à leurs besoins.

Speakers
EL

Eva Lemaire

Eva Lemaire est professeure en éducation au Campus Saint-Jean (université de l'Alberta). Ses domaines d'expertise sont les suivants: éducation inclusive, éducation interculturelle, éducation à la justice sociale et à la citoyenneté globale, prise en compte des perspectives... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D1
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags French

12:45pm

TQS 911: What You Need to Know About the New Teaching Quality Standard
This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers
avatar for AI (TBD)

AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Westin: Devonian Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

PRISM: Professionals Respecting Individual Sexual and Gender Minorities
Schools are required to be welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that respect diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self. This presentation supports teacher understanding of the issues of gender and sexual minority individuals. Teachers will learn strategies to build an inclusive school community (elementary and secondary) and to establish the support and operation of a gay–straight alliance, diversity club or antibullying club that promotes equality and nondiscrimination.

Speakers
avatar for AI (TBD)

AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Exploring Powwows and Round Dances: Storytelling through Movement and Music
First Nation communities throughout Canada have many different types of music and celebrations that are unique to their community and/or nation. During this workshop you will the explore the significance and meaning of components of the powwow and round dance, such as regalia, song and dance. You will learn about current resources to support your learning of powwows and round dances, as well as learn a few dance steps!

Speakers
MP

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Dene from Smith's Landing First Nation. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and is the team lead for the Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation project. Melissa is a fancy... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: Gr.10-12 Science
Title 1: A Chemistry 20 Lab Exam: My successes and why you should try it too. For the past three years my colleagues and I have developed an refined a practical final exam for our Chemistry 20 course. Originally designed as a way to encourage ownership for skill development in increasingly large classes, we have seen huge increases in engagement during lab activities as students strive to master techniques. Speaker: Reuben Mahaffy Title 2: Forensic Science Mock Crime Scene Final Assessment Task Speaker: Jenna Willman Title 3: Performance Assessment in the Chemistry Lab Speaker: Tyler Buchan

Speakers
RM

Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. His preschool-age children indulge his various nerdy pastimes and make excellent test subjects.
JW

Jenna Willman

High School Science
TBD



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Donna Chanasyk - St. Albert Public #73
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Video Analysis in Science Classes
The ubiquity of cell phones in classrooms presents enormous challenges to teachers. Despite having access to nearly all of human knowledge students are often more interested in texting a friend who is sitting a 20 feet away. However, modern cell phones can offer an amazing picture of the scientific world thanks to the slow motion cameras built into most of them. These not only allow an amazing qualitative picture of phenomenon that would otherwise be inaccessible but also provide striking quantitative tools. Using high speed video capture students can analyze the motion of everyday objects with striking precision. In this session Ian will show you some of the tools available and provide an overview of how to quickly and easily use them with your students. If you have access to a laptop and a cellphone you are encouraged to bring them to get some hands on practice!

Speakers
ID

Ian Doktor

Teacher
Ian has been teaching Math and Science for 16 years, including 2 years teaching in Hong Kong, 3 years in Vancouver and a year each in Tokyo and Mexico.  He is currently the IB Physics teacher at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton and is completing his doctorate in Science Education... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Virtual Reality: Supporting Division I Students in Your Virtual Learning Commons
Let the Online Reference Centre (ORC) become the keystone of your virtual learning commons and take away any concerns about young students using internet resources. With access to authoritative resources for Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, ESL, and FSL, the ORC can help enrich your curriculum and expand your learning commons to the virtual world. The ORC, a $1.2 million collection of digital resources, is licensed on behalf of all K-12 students, parents, school staff and pre-service teachers in Alberta. Join this session to learn about the wonderful resources available for young learners through the ORC, and how these resources make it easy for students to navigate the virtual world.

Speakers
BA

Bethany Arsenault

Bethany Arsenault accepted the role of ORC Coordinator in June 2017. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), as well as a B.Mus.Ed. and B.A. English Honours. She has taught in both elementary and junior high classrooms, and is passionate about information literacy... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Administration: Leadership Lessons from the Sports World
Coach’s Handbook: A New Administrator's Guide to Success The court, the field, the diamond, even the squared circle are greater metaphor for administration. Examining administration from a sports perspective, this session will highlight ten ways to succeed as a new administrator at the K-12 level.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Robinson

Jordan Robinson

Vice Principal, Christ the King Junior Senior High
Jordan has been actively involved in Catholic education since 2004 including committee work for S.P.I.C.E. and BluePrints. Jordan holds his Masters in Religious Education from Newman Theological College and is completing his Masters in Education of the University of Calgary with... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Computing Science & Technology: Make The Learning Fun
“To engage students in learning opportunities through which they discover their interests in practical and purposeful ways” The above can be said to be the mission statement of the Communication Technology module of the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program. Granted the speed at which technology and innovations have been evolving, students will be facing an ever-increasing diversity of information to learn, remember, and utilize. As well the diversity of the ComTech subject material is great for attracting interests but it also meant that teachers have to be knowledgeable in many areas. During this hour, you will be presented with my approach to introducing students to the world of Computing Sciences and to informing, exciting, and maybe encouraging them to pursue studies in the field of computer technology (hardware and software). This session covers concepts such as computer programming, 3D-modelling, music creation, digital design, game development, and internet programming. Best of all, these concepts can be learned at each student’s pace. Also, as school districts move to implement the "Bring Your Own Device" policy and are encouraging parents to purchase ChromeBooks, all of the programs used in this session are accessible on these devices.

Speakers
JC

John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
Teacher since 2000; at Archbishop Jordan (Sherwood Park) since 2008. Majored in Sciences; taught a variety of subjects including Photography, Robotics, Video Game Programming, and Digital Design. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Video Production, and Computer Programming. These... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

1:00pm

5 Things About Mental Health That I Wish I'd Known Sooner
In this presentation, Lee shares their personal experience of living with mental health issues as a student and young adult. Participants will leave with new insight into issues such as stigma, vulnerability, and self-compassion.

Speakers
LT

Lee Thomas

DefineU Mental Health Programming Inc.
Lee Thomas is an international speaker, writer, and advocate based in Canada. Lee speaks to groups of all ages and sizes about mental health and mental illness, with a particular focus on stigma reduction and youth mental health. They are a Mental Health First Aid instructor, TEDx... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Creating a world without barriers and a future Accessible for all
Kuen was in a horrific car accident 16 years ago and became a quadriplegic, inspired by Rick Hansen, she became today’s MightyKuen. She was invited by Rick Hansen to become an ambassador to his foundation in 2006 and recently become Rick Hansen Foundation School Program’s Regional Coordinator for Alberta. RHFSP has developed a comprehensive set of educational resources that are aligned with Provincial educational priorities, for administrators, teachers, and students designed to increase disability awareness, accessibility and inclusion and empower young people to make a difference in their school, community and the world.

Speakers
avatar for Kuen Tang

Kuen Tang

Regional Coordinator Alberta, Rick Hansen Foundation
The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program is a comprehensive set of FREE resources for administrators, teachers and students designed to: increase disability awareness, accessibility and inclusion; and empower young people to make a difference in their school, community and the world... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Literature to Engage Your Students in Grade 6-9 Social Studies
This session features literature that will engage your students and support the Social Studies curriculum in Grades 6 - 9. Literature can be a great way to spark inquiry and engagement in students and make connections that are more meaningful to their learning. Participants will explore relevant and high interest books and receive annotated lists linking the resources to the curriculum. Additionally there are suggested activities and projects participants could use in their class tomorrow.

Speakers
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Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Fran Caudron - Greater Peace #13
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Students with Scars: Understanding Self Injury
The reality of the pain and struggles that many of our students experience is becoming more apparent, and unfortunately the coping strategy of "self-harm" is becoming more common. There is a lot of fear, misunderstanding, myth, judgement and confusion surrounding why and how students self-injure and we are left wondering how best to react (or not?) and support them as they cope. This session will provide some insight into the reasons students self-harm, the various forms this behavior can take, and the best strategies for prevention and support through both their physical and emotional healing.

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Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Knowledge Is Power: Consulting & Wellness Services
Ariel Haubrich works in school mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified Professional... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Éducation à la sexualité: quand, comment et pourquoi? Gr 7-9
La sexualité est un sujet souvent délicat à aborder en société et pourtant, il est plus que nécessaire lorsque vous avez en face de vous des adolescents. Au quotidien, plusieurs interventions sont possibles pour mieux outiller vos élèves à faire face à certaines difficultés et pour mieux cerner les limites nécessaires pour établir leur intimité. Comment préparer les élèves et leurs parents à ce genre d'éducation? Comment ne pas dépasser la limite et donner trop d'informations? Quels sujets abordés en lien avec l'âge des jeunes de vos groupes? Ce sont là des questions qui seront abordées et bien plus encore, pour vous permettre de vous sentir plus confortable pour transmettre ses connaissances.

Speakers
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Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Marie Hébert - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags French

1:00pm

Wow! Did My Students Really Write That?
With the help of finely crafted literature, teach your students to get rid of boring, lazy words and to use powerful verbs and elaborative details instead - thus building the foundation for effective narrative writing throughout the year. Learn how to help your students practice these strategies as they engage in focused listening, drama activities, shared writing and short writing projects. You and your students will be amazed at the results! Most suitable for Gr. 1 – 6 teachers.

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Blanche Lamont

other
During her 30+ year career, literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered reading and writing workshop sessions to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner that is easily accessible to beginning and... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Stollery Hall(Rm 409) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding: The PRODUCTIVE Struggle is Real!
The 'aha' moments are why many teachers teach! We want students to 'get it', not just memorize a list of rules. But, how do we get there more consistently with more students? The answer can be as simple as changing a single lesson within a unit or cycle of study. In this session, you will learn how to collaboratively develop a conceptually-based lesson through the use of a high-cognitive-demand task that promotes productive struggle. We will talk about how to group students to maximize conceptual understanding, how to engage students through questioning, and what not to say/do to ensure we're not emptying tasks of their cognitive demand. Much like reading comprehension is key to success in literacy, understanding WHY a procedure works is key to success in numeracy. A single lesson can make the difference between blind obedience and sense-making in mathematics!

Speakers
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Jane Gannon

Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
My 17 years of math education experience spans from the elementary to the post-secondary level. I currently teach grade 4 math, health, and art, junior high French, and I edit educational math resources for distance learning. In addition, I provide on-site professional development... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Living For More Than the Report Card Lull - Wellness & Self-care for the Busy Teacher
Teachers have a busy profession full of stress, and no one knows this more than a fellow teacher! We get lost in lesson planning and assessment, soon finding ourselves worrying more about the health & wellness of our students than our own. If this sounds familiar, please come join us (two teachers, who moonlight as a Yoga Instructor and a Health and Wellness Coach) for practical ways to practice self-care throughout the school year; not just on breaks. We will look at meal prep, quick & easy self-care activities and have a session of chair yoga. As an added bonus, we will discuss practical ways to encourage a wellness community within your school. Come kick off your health hobby!

Speakers
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Lyssa Bencz

Lyssa Bencz is a science teacher at Parkland Composite High School. She has a passion for all things biology, and has been teaching since 2010.
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Kim Edmondson

Kim Edmondson has been a busy high school teacher for the past ten years. She is a 200-HR certified yoga teacher and is passionate about fostering wellness and wholeness among her colleagues in the teaching community.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:15pm

Superheroes of Physical Literacy Dance Party!
Superheroes can inspire us to become strong, resilient and courageous humans! In this session, set to today’s best music, participants will learn simple and fun dances inspired from superheroes, such as, Avengers, Ninjas, Transformers and Secret Undercover Agents. Come experience moves that help build the FUNdamental movement skills needed to be a physical literacy leader in your school community. Be prepared to get interACTIVE with your peers, build strong character traits as you claim your “Bubble of Awesome” and show the world the best version of YOU! All participants will receive access to choreography for the dances.

Speakers
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Jodi Harding-Kuriger

Jodi Harding-Kuriger has been a HPE Educator for 12 years. She is enjoying a country life-style with her husband Mike and their three children, Aidan (gr. 2), Teegan (Sr. PreSchool) and Karlin (Jr. PreSchool). Jodi is dedicated to life long learning through and has commenced her Doctoral... Read More →
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Tracy Lockwood

PE Specialist/Owner, PLAY Education
Tracy Lockwood is a wife, mother of two boys and the Founder of PLAY Education Consulting. She is a certified K-12 Physical Education Teacher and has over 20 years of experience. Her teaching experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Canada and in Abu Dhabi, United... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Location B
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:15pm

You Did What?! (When Teachers Get in Trouble)
This presentation examines a topics which lead many teachers to call the Alberta Teachers' Association for advice or representation. The presentation will examine protocols to protect teacher privacy and autonomy when seeking advice, interpersonal professional conflicts, contract and certification issues, employment risks related to the role-modelling obligations, problems caused by technology and social media use, and liabilities associated with providing service to medically fragile students. Come to this session with questions regarding dealing with difficult people, social media, professional conduct, legislation and anything else on your mind.

Speakers
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Marv Hackman

Executive Staff Officer, Member Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Marv Hackman is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Member Services program area and is based out of Barnett House in Edmonton. Marv began his teaching career in 1977 and worked as a teacher and administrator for 19 years prior to joining the Association in 1996.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:15pm

How to use super-heros to teach nutrition education
Join superheroes Brock Lee and Coco Lait on fun healthy eating adventures! Leave the session with your own POWER TO PLAY™ kit including teacher guide, super mission videos, smart board activities, 100+ colorful food picture cards and original music. Participants will have the opportunity to create and enjoy "super snacks".

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Lindsay Buchanan

As Provincial Project Manager of Nutrition Education with Dairy Farmers of Canada, Lindsay pours her creativity into each and eveyr project. She has enthusiastically promoted nutrition education for over a decade, inspiring an excitement and curiosity about food and nutrition. In... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

1:30pm

Where is the Off Button?
Where is the off button? Why are some students always daydreaming? Unable to follow the steps in a fire drill after multiple attempts? Appear to overreact to the simplest request? Do these behaviours indicate a diagnosable disorder or is there a simpler explanation? When the body's stress response won't turn off, this can cause brain malfunction, negative classroom behaviours and directly impacts a child's capacity to learn. This session will focus on how an overactive stress response affects certain brain structures, how the ability to learn is impacted, and how some of these behaviours can resemble other diagnoses. Through a qualitative research review, we will look at data on chronically traumatized children to better understand how learning is compromised when under chronic stress.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Filgate

Christy Filgate

Coordinator for Special Education
I recently completed my Master’s degree in the area of Educational Research to improve my understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and subsequently, one's ability to learn in the classroom. I am excited to provide a session at the 2018/2019 Teacher's Convention to discuss the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Joanne Wallace - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

Big Games for Big Classes
This session will focus on inclusive games for physical education classes with high numbers. The games will focus on engaging fundamental movement skills in a fun environment for all students. The session will give you ideas to implement into your units, and can be taken into the classroom on Monday morning!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hargas

Michael Hargas

I've been a Teacher for over 5 years. This is my third year as the Central West Regional Representative for the Health and Physical Education Council.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

Meet the Museum: Unpacking Program Potential at the New Royal Alberta Museum
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Get to know your new Royal Alberta Museum by registering for an engaging two-hour workshop with members of the RAM’s Learning Team. Through hands-on inquiry experiences, materials investigation and gallery exploration you will hear about the Royal Alberta Museum’s approach to learning and explore how our new museum can support your programming objectives. This session will take place at the new Royal Alberta Museum, which is located in Edmonton’s downtown arts district. Our vision is to foster wonder, inquiry and new understandings about Alberta and its place in the world. We can’t wait to welcome you into our new building so we can work together to unpack the potential of one of Alberta’s rich community resources.

Speakers
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RAM Learning Team

The Royal Alberta Museum Learning Team is comprised of a group of educators with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are all passionate about making the museum a resource offering informal learning to all. With our newly opened downtown museum, we are excited for the opportunity... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Offside: Downtown
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Genius Hour: Learn How to Empower your Students to Explore their Passions
Genius Hour is an opportunity for students to choose something they want to learn about. Regardless of what they study or build, they meet both ELA and Social outcomes in the process. In this session you will receive a more expansive overview of what Genius Hour is and how it is implemented. We will explain the structure of the unit we created, the results based on our own experiences, and show you how it directly aligns with LA and Social curricular outcomes. You will also leave with a link to a google folder with a ready-made Genius Hour unit (based on LA8 and SS8 outcomes, which could easily be adjusted to fit other grades levels) that you can incorporate into your own classroom.

Speakers
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Katie DeBoer

Katie teaches grade 8 humanities at Ecole JE Lapointe School in Beaumont, AB.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

1:45pm

CIAAA: Coaching for Life Skills, Character and Sportsmanship
Extra-curricular athletics are an integral part of a school culture. While many coaches are quite versed in the X's and O's some are still unsure of how to integrate the teaching of life skills, character and sportsmanship into their coaching. Athletics is one avenue in which schools can have a massive influence on the character growth of students. This workshop will help coaches and Athletic Directors to start thinking about what their school athletics program represents and how to use sports to reinforce the life skills and character traits that we all want our kids to learn.

Speakers

Thursday February 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
Retirement is exciting, but also a little daunting with all the paperwork and planning to be done. With so many things to remember, let the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) make one of your checklist items a little easier—your retirement health benefits. During our session, participants will learn about eligibility requirements for maintaining their ASEBP benefits into retirement, the different coverage options available to them, the cost of coverage, as well as benefit options available after ASEBP coverage has ended.

Speakers
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Nathan Forsyth

Benefit Specialist, ASEBP
Nathan Forsyth is a Program Specialist with ASEBP where he has worked for 10 years. Nathan works with ASEBP project teams to help enhance the organization’s interaction with covered members through improvements to various programs and services, like ASEBP’s websites and mobile... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice and You
There are many barriers that prevent educators from providing exemplary education on topics like diversity and inclusion. Often, these barriers are shaped by society and can prevent Educators from reaching their true potential. Through poetry and personal narrative, this presentation will provide educators with an opportunity to reshape their perspectives. Educators will be given insights on how to address diversity, inclusion and social justice in a personal and authentic manner without deviating from the subject matter.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali

Internationally recognized award-winning poet, Ahmed Knowmadic Ali, is a full-time writer, actor, public speaker and youth worker who inspires with his dynamic, thought-provoking and humorous poetry. He is the seventh and current Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Ahmed is... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Corey Conroy - Sturgeon #27
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Mental Health & Invisible Wounds
Due to the PTSD he suffered from the horrors of the genocide, Dallaire was medically released from the military in 2000. Since then, he has tirelessly worked on raising awareness about mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dallaire’s courage in going public about his own experience with mental health issues gives him undeniable credibility on the issue. This presentation will inspire audiences to break the stigma around mental health. He speaks with compassion and insight on how the challenges and disagreements on treating mental illness can affect all of us. As mental health wounds are not always visible on the exterior, Dallaire speaks on how much more needs to be done so that those suffering in silence can not just survive, but thrive.

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avatar for Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

General Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected author, government and UN advisor... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Kristian Basaraba - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Cannabis: The plant, not the politics
Cannabis is scheduled to be legalized in 2018. But while concerns about legalization and it's implications for Canadian society are top of mind for politicians, police and the general public, there are many misconceptions about the cannabis plant itself. This session is designed to give teachers a more thorough understand of the biology, physiology, cultivation and history of the cannabis plant.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Hole

Jim Hole

co-owner, hole's greenhouses
Member Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta© Jim Hole lives in Edmonton Alberta and works nearby at his family’s greenhouse and garden centre in Saint Albert, where divides his time between writing about what he does and doing what he writes about. Explaining what makes plants tick is... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Shauna Swerda - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Full Circle: Understanding Social Implications of Indigenous Realities
This workshop will examine core causes of intergenerational trauma, challenge common myths and misconceptions, as well as explore activities to foster effective relationships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, families and community. Participants will explore assimilation strategies that have contributed to many current realities of Indigenous students, families and community. You will gain an increased understanding of physical, mental, social and spiritual impacts, and strength-based initiatives to contribute to the advancement of the reconciliation process.

Speakers
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AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Devonian Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Indigenous Education Resources: Where do I start?
This session will support educators in using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. You will learn about culturally responsive resources to increase your capacity in foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. In addition, you will leave with tools to critically review First Nations, Métis, and Inuit resources for classroom and professional use.

Speakers
avatar for AI (TBD)

AI (TBD)

PD Workshops Administrator, Alberta Teachers' Association
TBD



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Ukulele All Year Long
With a large number of established and newly growing ukulele programs in the Alberta Classroom, many teachers are finding, sharing and developing ukulele resources. This session will range from tips & tricks to performance ideas that can be implemented year round. Bring your ukulele and join us as we play through shared resources and offer new and old strategies for your ukulele class, club, or concerts.

Speakers
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Gary Glewinski

Gary Glewinski is a session player and certified Twisted Wood Ukulele instructor. As a freelance musician and accompanist, Gary has played all over. He has performed in many musical styles, including rock, blues, gospel, pop reggae and more. As an instructor, Gary assisted tuition... Read More →
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Kyle Swenson

Music Director, Sturgeon Composite High School
Kyle Swenson has been teaching music for the past decade and is very excited to be the new director of the Sturgeon Composite High School music program. After starting out teaching Band overseas at Parade College in Melbourne, Australia, Kyle moved back home with his wife to start... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Danielle Unger - Woodland Rivers #40
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Share the Journey: Pope Francis’ Call to Walk
Pope Francis has called us to Share the Journey with forced migrants and refugees by walking together. Join Development and Peace to learn about the causes of migration, the experiences and injustices facing refugees, and the practical steps to get our students and communities involved in this movement of the Global Church.

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Development and Peace - Caritas Canada

Are you looking to engage your students or youth in social justice? Visit the Development and Peace booth for exciting activities, lesson plans and retreat packages on social justice that can be easily integrated into your classrooms or other youth spaces.
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Kathleen Ladouceur

Kathleen Ladouceur has been working with Development and Peace since 2013 as a Catholic Schools Program Officer, first in Ontario and now in Alberta. She holds a MA in Legal Studies: Globalization and International Law from Carleton University, and a Canadian Certificate in Youth... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Teaching Astronomy Like a Star
Students love to learn about the Stars, Planets and Space Exploration. Science Fiction is one of the most popular genres in film and literature. In this Session Ian will share ideas, tools, and resources for infusing Astronomy through various curricula. Are you looking for meaningful ways to get students involved and interested in Science and Research? Astronomy is one of the few areas of science where genuine research can be conducted by amateur scientists. In this session you'll also find Astronomy resources specifically designed for Grades 6 and 9 as well as ways to use Astronomy to teach Physics 20 and 30. Ian will also share there experiences teaching Astronomy 15 along with the potential for further Astronomy engagement with students.

Speakers
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Ian Doktor

Teacher
Ian has been teaching Math and Science for 16 years, including 2 years teaching in Hong Kong, 3 years in Vancouver and a year each in Tokyo and Mexico.  He is currently the IB Physics teacher at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton and is completing his doctorate in Science Education... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm

The Impact of Second Language Learning
Attention all second language teachers! This session is for you! This presentation will focus on the cognitive, academic, personal, societal, intercultural and economic impacts of second language learning including students with exceptionalities. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with learning a second language.

Speakers
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Jessica Gray

St. Albert Public Schools


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 220
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Artisans of the Future: Creating 3D Printed Hands for Children!
In this engaging and informative hands-on session, our first successes in 3D Printing functional hands for children in two countries (so far!) will be shared, along with the steps that you can use to begin the process at your school. Then, participants will have the chance to become Artisans themselves by coming up to help build a hand in three easy steps, with one lucky participant learning how to pick up a 3D printed object with one! BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

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avatar for Mr. Ray Suchow

Mr. Ray Suchow

Computer Teacher 7-12, Christ The King Jr/Sr High School
I'm a technology educator, speaker, and writer with more than twenty-five years of classroom experience. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for technology education because I know that when teachers are excited and motivated, their students will be too!


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

So you want to use the VEX Robotics System?
The Robotics program at Archbishop Jordan High has been turning out regional and provincial champions at the VEX Robotics competitions for the past 5 years with students at the Grade 11/12 levels. This year, we have made the decision to start the VEX program at the Grade 9 and 10 levels for the first time, forgoing the LEGO NXT system. This session will introduce the VEX Robotics system and why we at ABJ decided that it is a better system for students at the high school level to learn and master. However, the challenge for both teachers and students alike is the implementation of the C++ programming language. So likewise, I will demonstrate how we can best prepare to learn and apply this language in the robotics environment.

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John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
Teacher since 2000; at Archbishop Jordan (Sherwood Park) since 2008. Majored in Sciences; taught a variety of subjects including Photography, Robotics, Video Game Programming, and Digital Design. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Video Production, and Computer Programming. These... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

2:15pm

FNMI Literature to Engage Your Students (K-9) and Build Your Capacity with the new TQS
This session features literature and resources to engage your FNMI students, while supporting FNMI education and perspectives in your classroom for all students. We will also explore why it is so important to show our students that our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people are not just a part of history, and using literature can be a great way to spark inquiry and engagement in students and make connections that are more meaningful to their learning. Additionally, "Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit" is part of our updated Teaching Quality Standard, and this session will support teachers in meeting this addition to our standard. Participants will get access to valuable resources, activities, and annotated literature lists linking to their program of studies.

Speakers
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Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

Mission Possible: Unplug and Reconnect to Nature!
"Just as children need good nutrition and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature" (Louv, 2008) How often do you use the greatest classroom in the world; the outdoors? In this session, I will share research in the field of ecological literacy and encourage you to think about your role in promoting the use of the outdoors in your school. I will share with you different ideas of how you can break down your classroom walls and use nature to help guide your teaching practice. In the session, I'll also share successful implementation of an extra curricular Outdoor Education group. Come learn how you and your students can forge a greater connection to the outdoors!

Speakers

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:30pm

School Leadership Within the Teaching Profession - Challenges and Possibilities
This interactive session begins with a discussion of the new Leadership Quality Standard (LQS) and its place within the triad of standards that make up the Professional Practice Standards for the Teaching Profession of Alberta. Participants will engage in a conversation on the need to develop schools as communities of leaders where leadership is fostered in all teachers in addition to the formal roles of principal/vice principal. If the core of leadership for learning is leading teacher learning, how can we support our formal school leaders in that work? This interactive session will not only provide school leaders with practical information for providing educational leadership to their teachers, it is also an opportunity to celebrate the value of having certificated teachers serve as school leaders.

Speakers
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Jeff Johnson

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jeff Johnson is an ATA Executive Staff Officer working in Professional Development. Prior to joining the ATA, Jeff worked as a school and district level leader for many years. Jeff is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a recipient of Alberta’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Among... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

8:45am

PowerPoint Who? Student Engagement with PearDeck!
In a world of lectures and presentations, the content delivery method has always been the same. A slide goes up, notes get written, a slide changes, and the world keeps spinning. With better access to technology, students are looking for better ways to be engaged and connect with the materials. Enter PearDeck! PearDeck is an incredible tool for live content delivery. It simultaneously broadcasts your screen onto their devices, in real time, while allowing them to interact with it. It allows for immediate feedback, impromptu questioning and deeper connections with materials. Plus, it is fun and easy to use! Learn the ins and outs of the program and begin creating your own incredibly interactive presentations! Techy or not, this session is right for you! You might even walk out with some free swag!

Speakers
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Scott Hebert

Grade 8 Teacher, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School
I am a passionate and dedicated teacher who has taught K-12 Phys Ed as well as Grade 7 & 8 Sciences for the past 9 years. My professional motto is "Would you want to be in your classroom?" and it is reflected in my daily teaching. I am deeply passionate about engagement, student connection... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 8:45am - 10:45am
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Rising from the Ashes: Preventing & Healing from Burnout
Summary This workshop will focus on the importance of self-care in avoiding the slippery slope of professional burnout, and recommendations for beginning the healing process. Abstract Burnout can be a slippery slope that begins with good intentions to work hard and do well, and ends with lack of joy, lack of satisfaction, and potential serious health issues. After years of teaching, academia, and workaholic perfectionism, Angela completely burned out. During this workshop, she will share her experience of teaching & academic stress, burnout, existential crisis, and a return to what is truly important to live a quality life. You will be invited to examine your own self-care practices, identify signs and symptoms of burnout in yourself and colleagues, and create a self-care plan that will sustain you through your career.

Speakers
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Dr. Angela Grace

Registered Psychologist, Heart Centered Counselling
Dr. Angela Grace, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist with a passion for health & wellness. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, school counsellor, psychologist, speaker and advocate for youth mental health for over 18 years. She is passionate about the prevention and treatment... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Charlene Wheeler - St. Thomas Aquinas #45
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

But You Don’t Know What MY Class is Like! Accepting the Challenge of Differentiated Assessment
It’s clear that Alberta classrooms are becoming more diverse every year, and this can create some assessment challenges. How can we differentiate assessment in a way that is effective, manageable, and equitable? Differentiated assessment can work – in every classroom!

Speakers
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AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Jigsaw Learning - Collective Efficacy Requires a Collaborative Mindset
It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. Come learn about a Collaborative Response Model, a school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. Come learn how school administration and inclusive learning support leadership teams establish school-wide structures to ensure support for every student in our schools and across our districts. Numerous Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

Speakers
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Kurtis Hewson

Lead Learner/Co-Founder, Jigsaw Learning
Kurtis Hewson has been a teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students. In addition... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Eat, Move and Think Better
The latest research findings show that humans now have the potential to live a healthy life for 120 years or more, making optimal health paramount to a life lived to the fullest. In this engaging and inspiring keynote presentation, Dr. Greg Wells shows audiences how they can leverage the power of exponential health technologies and techniques to perform at their peak and improve their overall health and well-being. Sleep better and you’ll eat better. Eat better and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance. And it’s also why you don’t have to make major changes or sacrifices in your life: with an improvement of just 1% in your sleeping, eating, exercising, or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic results. With Greg’s easy-to-follow strategies and tips, you can harness the power of the ripple effect and start living better—not just for a few weeks or months, but for life. This presentation is based on Dr. Wells’ new book The Ripple Effect.

Speakers
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Dr. Greg Wells

As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sport performance... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Mike Wheeler - Timberline #9
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

The Exciting World of International Education and the Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started.
There are over 300,000 international educators working in over 5000 schools, in over 150 countries, offering US, Canadian, UK and IB curriculum to millions of expat (overseas business people) and national students. It is a world unto itself, with all the rules and culture that go with it. The presenter will seek to open your eyes to this world and maybe start you on the road to the adventure of your life. He will share lessons and unique insights into the international education world from his 20+ years working overseas: things like dealing with recruiting organizations, job fairs, currencies, health care, and dealing with culture shock. Growing up as a TCK (Third Culture Kids) himself, he will share a little on the TCK syndrome for those with families, focusing on how your children will gain from this experience. If you're ready to have the adventure of your life and get paid for it, then international education may be for you. He guarantees you and your family will never be the same after this experience. Join him and find out about the adventure that is international education.

Speakers
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Paul Ivison

Paul has been teaching for 30 plus years, 10 in Canada and 20 overseas. He taught in Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, and Tunisia. He is currently teaching Social Studies 10-12, and PE, in an outreach program in Peace River, Alberta. Born in the north of England, one of 4 children, he... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Failure to Launch: Career Counselling to Unstick the Stuck
"What are you going to do after graduation?" An increasing number of young folks are rejecting conventional notions of career, and some are simply doing what their parents and peers would call 'nothing'. Mental illness is often the cause; some young folks don't know how to be courageous. Some young people see no meaning in the 'adult' routine. The reasons vary. Conventional asset-inventory and aptitude-testing methods of career counselling often fizzle with unwell teens. This session presents a meaning-based model grounded in adventure and risk-taking to help young folks harness their innate vibrancy and spirit to launch a meaningful and joyful life. Session participants will receive replicable worksheets and ideas for activities to foster boldness in future-thinking. This session is designed for School Counsellors, CALM teachers, Career Practitioners, and everyone else.

Speakers
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Vincent Mireau

Vincent Mireau is a Counsellor in Whitecourt, AB. He is the President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

Vaping: Myths & Facts
'The student had been caught vaping in school three times before he sat in the vice principal’s office at Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine this winter and shamefacedly admitted what by then was obvious. “I can’t stop,” he told the vice principal' Vaping is rapidly reaching "epidemic" levels in the United States and very likely, this will also occur in Canada. This session aims to inform teachers about vaping, what it is, and how to address the myths and fact of vaping to better educate our students to help them make the "right" choice.

Speakers
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John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
Teacher since 2000; at Archbishop Jordan (Sherwood Park) since 2008. Majored in Sciences; taught a variety of subjects including Photography, Robotics, Video Game Programming, and Digital Design. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Video Production, and Computer Programming. These... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

How to (re)act to a child with trauma
The purpose of this session is to equip you with the different ways to (re) act facing a child who has suffered a traumatic event, mainly a trauma related to sexuality or violence in general. How to intervene? What are the questions that should be asked? What are the legal or moral obligations?

Speakers
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Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Janet Vader - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Creating Classroom Leaders
How can teachers promote a culture of acceptance in the classroom, hallways and common areas of the school.

Speakers
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Eva Olsson

Holocaust Survivor, Author, Public Speaker
Since 1996 Eva has been speaking about her life in over 3000 schools, churches, meeting halls, conferences, colleges and universities, and over one-and-a-half million individuals throughout Canada. Eva received an Honorary Doctorate from Nipissing University, North Bay Ontario in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Cathy Hinger - Elk Island Catholic #21
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

9:00am

Culture! The Simple Classroom Conversation
Learn how to have a simple conversation in your classroom about culture while creating a visual art piece to serve as a reminder of diversity. Participants will be learning different variations of this activity. This activity can be done with a class, whole school or done with individuals. This conversation will help people recognize and parallel similarities in all cultures. It is also a great way to explore the impacts of history on culture. Because I am First Nation this session will have many examples from the First Nation perspective. As we create our art pieces I will be sharing on how Canadian history has impacted the common elements of culture of First Nation people as well as share about the things people can do to help strengthen those elements.

Speakers
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Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Using a Locked Room in the Classroom
Locked rooms continue to be a popular pastime. Have you looked around and wondered how to incorporate it into your own class? This session will show you how to set up and use a locked room in math and ELA classrooms. We will show various types of puzzles, clues and investigative strategies. We will talk about strategies that were successful and ideas for improvement. We will also address what didn't work and why. Supplies and tools that were used will also be discussed along with the experiences of our own students. You will walk away with a lesson plan and specific tasks that you can implement into your classroom with minor adjustments.

Speakers
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Shaunda Lang

Shaunda has a BSc in Biology and a BEd Secondary Science. She has been teaching math and science for 12 years at the junior high level. She currently teaches at Thomas B. Riley School in Calgary. Her class is full of hands-on, interactive lessons, with engaging projects. Her personal... Read More →
JZ

Joanna Zakus

Joanna has a BA History and a BEd Secondary Social Studies. She has been teaching primarily social studies and humanities for the last 13 years at the junior high level. Joanna currently is a teacher at West Ridge School. She focuses on interactive and simulation type activities in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

9:00am

Fraction Action-Hands on Games That Help Students Understand Fractions, Decimals & Percents
Do your students need a boost in understanding fractions? Help them stay focused on the link between fractions, decimals, and percents. Teach them the "fact"ors that help make up the pieces to a whole. Learn how to teach and play educational and differentiated games that build confidence. See how to help students at all levels learn the basics to increase fraction sense. Student samples, gameboards and journal ideas will be shared. Come prepared to play!

Speakers
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Stephanie Bainbridge

Math Consultant, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
Stephanie has been a US Box Cars consultant for the past ten years while teaching in her home state of Missouri. She has extensive experience teaching in ESL, grades 5 - 9 math, and background working with students from high poverty inner city communities. Stephanie has presented... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 180
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

9:00am

Sites internet gratuits en maths et comment les utiliser, M à 6e
Plusieurs sites offrent des activités éducatives gratuites avec ou sans compte. Venez voir la panoplie des sites disponibles qui offrent des applications en mathématiques. Une grande part de la session sera réservée à la découverte et à l’exploitation adéquate de ses sites, question de se garder à jour. (Les sites seront partagés avec les participants via Google Drive.)

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques depuis plusieurs années. Elle a travaillé comme conseillère pédagogique au sein du Conseil scolaire FrancoSud et au Consortium provincial francophone (CPFPP) pendant plus d'une décennie. Auparavant, Renée a travaillé comme enseignante... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

9:00am

Pentominoes: A Math Inquiry
Looking for an engaging geometry task with connections to other strands? In this session, we’ll be exploring how to create pentominoes and then how curiosity leads to the design of personal inquiries rooted in pentominoes. Teachers will learn how to start with a simple prompt around mathematical structures that results in student-created inquiries to provide many days of learning activities – making prep for math classes easy. We’ll explore how inquiry-based learning connects to the curriculum.

Speakers
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Janelle McFeetors

Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interesting in supporting... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Computational Thinking in Elementary?
Can we teach computational thinking skills and programming in elementary math? Absolutely. We'll look at some easy to use tools for pre-readers up to advanced Grade 6 students, and how they can be integrated into topics you are already teaching.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Take Photographs! (not snapshots)
Today the majority of us carry more powerful, higher resolution cameras in our pockets than even the most well kitted-out professionals had in the recent past. This, sadly, is still no guarantee that the photos we take will actually be any good. Sure, out of a thousand shots a few are really good but why are they good, and wouldn't it be good if you could up the odds of taking a good one just a bit? Fortunately you can. During this session you'll start to develop your eye for a good photograph. You'll learn how to compose great shots, and tell a story with the press of a button. In short, you'll learn to stop taking snapshots and start taking photographs.

Speakers
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Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Daniel began his teaching career in New Zealand, moved to Fort McMurray, and then to Edmonton. He has been a math and shop teacher with Black Gold regional schools for the last ten years.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan - Alberta College: Stollery Hall(Rm 409) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Multisensory Instruction Matters: developing decoding & spelling abilities in struggling readers
How do you work with the students who are at risk of, or diagnosed with a reading or writing learning disability? Your struggling reader and speller has had extensive phonological awareness intervention and yet is still not progressing very quickly in his/her reading and spelling skills. Extensive research shows that an explicit, systematic, and simultaneous multisensory reading program can be an effective approach for these students. Learn the basics of what this could look like in your guided reading sessions or even in a whole class mini lesson. Following the long standing renowned and heavily researched Orton-Gillingham approach you will be introduced to how to help make a guided reading session work for your struggling students as well as compliment your own teaching strategies in the classroom. You will learn how to connect your students' visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning pathways while learning useful word patterns and spelling generalizations. The program places an emphasis on phonemic skills while maintaining the phonological awareness basics, fluency, and comprehension.

Speakers
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Loraine Auger

I first began my education career as an EA in a French Immersion setting working with students with special needs, helping with their reading, writing, and math. My passion is helping young struggling readers and writers. I then went on for a Bachelor of Education degree through Campus... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Emily Stanton - Evergreen #11
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Hurried & Worried: Understanding Children's Anxiety
Do you have students or children in your life who seem easily agitated, overwhelmed or irritated? Do you often see them engage in avoidant, aggressive or scattered behaviors that negatively affects their learning and social development? If so, it’s possible you have a child with anxiety. This session looks into what anxiety looks like, sounds like and feels like for children in the classroom, on the playground and as they develop. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of this very common mental health challenge, and some fun & educational strategies for helping students (and us as their teachers) be successful when they are hurried and/ or worried.

Speakers
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Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Knowledge Is Power: Consulting & Wellness Services
Ariel Haubrich works in school mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified Professional... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Stolen Drama Games Live!
A session for participants only - no spectators. You will learn, through doing, over a dozen drama games and activities. Activities will be presented for students of all ages. We will also discuss livestreaming and video creation including green screen technology. With advance warning and consent, portions of this session may be filmed and/or livestreamed. Participants will also be able to connect with other teachers and share resources.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan

Assistant Principal
Terry Hogan routinely tempts fate by calling himself the luckiest man on earth. He is a father of 4 children, partner to 1 wife, and Vice Principal of about 400 students in Peace River Alberta. He is an avid consumer of educational research and dad jokes. He also appears strangely... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Les référents culturels pour favoriser le sentiment d'appartenance
En tant qu’enseignant, vous jouez un rôle majeur dans la transmission de la culture. Vous aidez les francophones à s’approprier de la culture collective locale, nationale et internationale. Pour ce faire, il faut d’abord comprendre l’importance des référents culturels sur son identité et sur l’identité d’un peuple. Dans cet atelier, vous aurez l’occasion de partager vos référents personnels et contribuer à l’existence d’une mémoire collective vivante de la francophonie. Vous aurez également l’occasion d’ajouter à votre propre banque de référents culturels et prendrez connaissance d’outils qui vous aideront à puiser dans l’univers familier ou le patrimoine culturel pour stimuler le cheminement culturel et identitaire de votre francophonie qui vous entoure

Speakers
CF

Carole Freynet-Gagné

Carole Freynet-Gagné has built a solid background of knowledge in an array of fields, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach and fueled by her love of language. She is often asked to provide educational and language-based consulting services to federal and provincial agencies, educational... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

9:00am

Squirrel!! (Executive Functioning At Its Worst)
Do you have all your ducks in a row or do you have squirrels and are they at a rave? Classrooms often feel like squirrels at a rave due to students' inability to focus, organize materials, complete tasks in a timely manner or regulate behavior and emotions. Executive functioning has a huge impact on students' success in the classroom. How do we help them develop executive functioning? How do we get kids to think and self-monitor? How do we embed this in our daily routines or instructional practices in order to support student success? This session will address areas of executive functioning, what it looks like when it is present or absent and how to foster the development of executive functioning in order to help students be successful in school and later in life. Teachers will leave with a tool kit of strategies and ideas to help get their students' ducks in a row.

Speakers
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Shelley Kundert

Shelley has over 25 years of teaching experience in grades K-8 including regular classroom, pull-out, push-in and segregated programs and has extensive experience in student assessment and individual program planning. She has a B.Ed in Elementary Education with a Special Education... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson F Heather Ross - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Poetic Writing: Poets in Action
Finely crafted picture books can serve as models for teaching students to use strong verbs and figurative language to create vivid word pictures. Learn how to help students use poetic devices such as personification, similes and rhythm. Many examples of fine poetic picture books and the resulting children’s writing will demonstrate how even the most un-poetic teacher can bring poetic writing to life in the classroom.

Speakers
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Blanche Lamont

other
During her 30+ year career, literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered reading and writing workshop sessions to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner that is easily accessible to beginning and... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Math Fact Fluency for Addition and Subtraction! Five Strategies to Replace Timed Worksheets!
Come and experience the motivating style of Kim Sutton as she tackles math fact fluency for addition and subtraction using five important strategies that will replace timed worksheets. You will leave with an impressive handout and other tools to achieve the goal of math fact fluency. Be prepared to sing, dance, enjoy children’s literature and walk away with a fresh attitude about the five to nine minutes daily of practice for basic facts! Warning: Dice will be used!

Speakers
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Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

9:00am

The Theology of The Dark Side: Darth Vader and the Problem of Evil
This session examines a central conundrum in theology, the problem of evil, by putting voices from classical theism into dialogue with the ideas in play in George Lucas's world of Star Wars. Specific attention is given to the Dark Side of the Force and how it sheds light on articulating distinctions between good and evil. Put another way, we consider how St. Augustine would understand Darth Vader and the Sith in particular and Lucas’s vision of the Force, the Dark Side, and good and evil in general.

Speakers
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Gerald McLarney

Dr. McLarney teaches at J H Picard School in Edmonton and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores St. Augustine's... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

Re-examining Munich 1938... the parable, the geopolitics and the echoes
Using the framework of "Realism" (that all foreign policy is based on self-interest) we examine the geopolitics of the Munich Crisis and its remarkable analogues in recent military interventions. Along the way there is a history quiz (everyone gets a prize) on the misuses of the "Munich" parable.Participants will become aware of "Popular Geopolitics" (what we are led to believe),"Classical Geopolitics" (on enduring geopolitical issues) and "Practical Geopolitics" (geopolitics as practiced).Most discussions of war (that we are privy to) are not based on their real causes.This talk gives participants an understanding of the ultimate causes of war- a necessary prerequisite for understanding and debate.Much of what people think is received as is.While thoughtful consideration fails due to boundaries set on what is not known and the framing of what is known.This talk enlarges historical knowledge on the Munich Crisis as well as recent military aggression and examines the real motives behind past, present and future wars.

Speakers
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Greg Hunter

Teacher, EPSB
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. He has been studying and talking on the need for a more scientific approach to understanding and teaching History. One with a regard for Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. “What I particularly enjoyed was... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Mary Briand - Greater Peace #13
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

Paths to Resilience - Relationship-Based Teaching
This workshop is part two in a series of three workshops designed to help teachers build resiliency in themselves and in their students. Participation in Part One: Attachment is beneficial but not necessary, in order to follow and benefit from this informative session. Come find out why self-care is an ethical practice and the signs to watch for burnout and compassion fatigue.

Speakers
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Trish Delancey

Trish Delancey taught secondary English Language Arts for Evergreen Catholic since 1997. In 2017-2018 Trish was seconded to work on the Wellness team with Angela Psalios and Carmen Markowski for Evergreen Catholic.The goal of this team was to collaboratively address the growing number... Read More →
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Carmen Markowski

Carmen Markowski is an elementary specialist who has enjoyed teaching various grades with Evergreen Catholic. Carmen discovered a love for research when completing her Master’s of Education with the University of Portland. She was seconded for the 2017-18 school year to work on... Read More →
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Angela Psalios

Angela Psalios is a Special Education teacher turned counsellor who has been working with Evergreen Catholic since 2003. Angela used her passion for resilience and working with marginalized populations to pursue her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, which she received in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Chairperson Janet Close - Evergreen Catholic #44
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

POP ART: PRINTMAKING FOR THE YOUNG ARTISTS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you like Pop Art, you need to register in this workshop right away! You will learn how to create colourful, funky prints in the easy way while working work on multiple layers. This will become your students’ favourite art project! Participants will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation that can be used directly in the art classroom. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Open to art and general teachers of grades 4 - 12. All supplies provided by instructor. $13 registration fee.

Speakers
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Izabella Orzelski

Artistic Director, ARTIZA LTD.
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

How to Implement an Effective Physics 20/30 Lab Program in Your School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

There are many lab experiences mandated in the Alberta Physics 20-30 Program of Studies, 2007. These experiences do not need to use expensive equipment and do not need to involve intricate procedures. The goal of this session is to provide teachers with ideas for over 15 lab experiences spanning Physics 20 and 30, have participants engage in a discussion of program expectations regarding these experiences and how implementing a guided inquiry or open-ended approach enhances student learning. Teachers will also be introduced to various evaluation methods and scoring guides for lab skills that can be implemented in the classroom.

Speakers
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Kristian Basaraba

Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →
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Laura Pankratz

Laura Pankratz is the Physics 30 Team Leader, Assessment Sector with Alberta Education. She has been working with Alberta Education in various capacities for many years, 13 as Physics 30 Examination Manager. She believes that all students should have the opportunity to succeed in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 119
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

9:00am

ATRF Pension Interviews
Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board will be holding pension interviews for those teachers who are considering retiring or terminating from the plan in 2019 - 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: INTERVIEWS NEED TO BE BOOKED DIRECTLY WITH ATRF.

https://mypension.atrf.com/virtual/interviews/default.asp?mInterviewType=C

Registration opens Tuesday December 4th at 9am.

Speakers
AP

ATRF Pension Counsellor

Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 2:30pm
Westin: Consulate Rm
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Watercolor with Willie
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Easy to follow watercolor painting for all levels. Special project designed to be finished in one day.

Speakers
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Willie Wong

Owner, Kamena gallery and frames ltd
Will send separately


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 2
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 30
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Sex education: when, how and why? Gr 10-12
Sexuality is often a difficult subject to address in society and yet it is more than necessary when you have teenagers in front of you. On a daily basis, several interventions are possible to better equip your students to face certain difficulties and to better define the limits necessary to establish their intimacy. How to prepare students and their parents for this kind of education? How not to exceed the limit and give too much information? What topics are related to the age of young people in your groups? These are issues that will be addressed and much more, to make you feel more comfortable communicating your knowledge.

Speakers
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Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Tia Martini - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

10:15am

Culture! The Simple Classroom Conversation - Repeat Session
Learn how to have a simple conversation in your classroom about culture while creating a visual art piece to serve as a reminder of diversity. Participants will be learning different variations of this activity. This activity can be done with a class, whole school or done with individuals. This conversation will help people recognize and parallel similarities in all cultures. It is also a great way to explore the impacts of history on culture. Because I am First Nation this session will have many examples from the First Nation perspective. As we create our art pieces I will be sharing on how Canadian history has impacted the common elements of culture of First Nation people as well as share about the things people can do to help strengthen those elements.

Speakers
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Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Inclusive Education: Who, What, Where, When, Why?!
This session will deconstruct what inclusive education means in today’s classrooms and communities. We will also discuss common misunderstandings and myths and leave with ideas and possibilities of inclusive leaning communities and all who benefit.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Moore

Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley's presentations... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Pam Arnason - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Coding in HS Math Using TI Technology
Coding is considered to be an integral learning outcome for 21st Century learners worldwide. Come and see how using TI graphing calculators and free online resources you can integrate coding into HS math classes. All participants will receive free software to use immediately.

Speakers
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Darryl Marchand

Onsite contact: Darryl Marchand, Texas Instruments
Display Educational Technology and Resources for Math/Science/STEM educators. | | No sales.



Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

10:30am

7 Things You Could Start Next Week to Change the Assessment Culture in Your Classroom
Does conventional assessment work against your goal of building a classroom community that supports the well-being of all students? You CAN change the assessment culture in your classroom, and support learning while you’re at it. Explore some specific, practical assessment ideas that you can start implementing on Monday!

Speakers
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AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Opening an Uncomfortable Conversation on Social Justice in Education
Darren’s talk will offer a timely reminder that the important work of attending to difference is not simply about “managing diversity” or pursing harmony with our students. Bringing about social and institutional changes toward inclusion and social justice requires thoughtful advocacy and even some professional risk. Darren’s talk will offer specific insights from his three decades of work on social justice activism and human rights; he will address notions of privilege, and the need to attend to our own complex identities in this work.

Speakers

Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

‘TCK’s’ Believe it or Not: Unbelievable Stories From the World of International Education
Using humour, pictures and stories from his experiences growing up in two conflict zones--Cyprus and Yemen--and working in International education, the presenter will motivate and encourage you, and make you laugh. He will share some of his unbelievable, but true, experiences, from working with an Al Qaeda bomb maker in North Africa to having his pockets picked at 80 km on a freeway. The life of an international educator may be many things, but boring is not one of them! Through these stories, he will share life lessons for today’s world and classroom. As a ‘TCK’ himself (Third Culture Kid) his goal is to make you understand the importance of a global vision, and possibly get you thinking about starting a new adventure called international education, all while tickling your funny bone!

Speakers
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Paul Ivison

Paul has been teaching for 30 plus years, 10 in Canada and 20 overseas. He taught in Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, and Tunisia. He is currently teaching Social Studies 10-12, and PE, in an outreach program in Peace River, Alberta. Born in the north of England, one of 4 children, he... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Promoting Positive Mental Health & Resiliency: Understanding Anxiety & Trauma through Connection
With the development of the new Wellness curriculum underway, this presentation will be your first step towards understanding a Comprehensive School Health model to promote positive mental health and resililiency in your school community. As teachers, we know our students face a number of challenges that can impact their mental health and well-being, particularly adverse child experiences that result in anxiety and trauma. This presentation will focus on your role as a teacher in understanding trauma-informed approaches to teaching and providing a supportive, connected environment. Practical recommendations and resources will help you connect with youth that are struggling, and create a balanced class to promote positive mental health and resiliency.

Speakers
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Dr. Angela Grace

Registered Psychologist, Heart Centered Counselling
Dr. Angela Grace, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist with a passion for health & wellness. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, school counsellor, psychologist, speaker and advocate for youth mental health for over 18 years. She is passionate about the prevention and treatment... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Karalie Kinnersley - St. Albert Public #73
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Developing Math Thinkers, Not Calculators
As mathematics teachers, our goal is that students become mathematical thinkers. To promote mathematical proficiency, teachers can use math tasks to simulate rich thinking. The type of task we select and how we implement the task can impact how students think and the quality of learning that occurs. In this session, we will try some tasks in order to analyze the level of cognitive demand. Using criteria from cognitively demanding tasks, as a group we will generate instructional moves for effective implementation. Teachers will take tasks to try with students, ideas about where to find tasks, how to choose tasks and strategies to foster learning.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Candler

Alexandra Candler

Numeracy Consultant, Elk Island Public Schools
Alexandra Candler is a Numeracy Consultant for Elk Island Public Schools, a University of Alberta MEd Student and a Math Education Research Assistant. She has experience teaching and working with children in Early Childhood, Division I, II and II. Alexandra is interested in creating... Read More →
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Janelle McFeetors

Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interesting in supporting... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

10:30am

Laboratory Skills Performance Assessments
The use of performance assessments in the chemistry laboratory present unique opportunities for formative assessment. They are authentic ways for students to demonstrate their abilities and can positively affect students’ attitudes toward the lab, their academic achievement, and upon the overall environment of the classroom. When used in conjunction with student self-assessment checklists performance assessments can also promote metacognitive activity. This session will present how to administer performance assessments of five basic lab skills and the benefits to the classroom that result. The lab skills that will be discussed are measuring mass using an electronic balance, measuring volume using a graduated cylinder, lighting a Bunsen burner, measuring volume using a pipet, and completing one trial of a titration. Although this session focuses on high school chemistry, the ideas discussed could easily be adapted to the physics, biology or general science classroom.

Speakers
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Tyler Buchan

Teacher, Salisbury Composite High School
Tyler Buchan is a teacher at Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park. He has taught science for over 15 years at schools in Alberta, Burkina Faso and Jamaica. He is also a Masters student at Montana State University in the Masters of Science in Science Education program... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

10:30am

Jabberwocky - A full year project for Science 7
It is sometime in the future and humanity is beginning to explore new worlds. We focus on Jabberwocky, a newly discovered planet with 8 continents each with a different ecosystem. Students work on various tasks through the 5 science units. For example, they will "discover/create" various plants and animals, describe the different adaptations, and how they work as part of the ecosystem. Students are able to show their knowledge through the different tasks. They are also very engaged, and love to share what they have learned. You will walk away with the introduction of the planet, tasks for each unit and marking guides.

Speakers
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Shaunda Lang

Shaunda has a BSc in Biology and a BEd Secondary Science. She has been teaching math and science for 12 years at the junior high level. She currently teaches at Thomas B. Riley School in Calgary. Her class is full of hands-on, interactive lessons, with engaging projects. Her personal... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

10:30am

Bringing Social 8 to Life!
Want to bring history to life in your classroom? Want your students to experience history? This session will walk you through simulations that you can run for the Italian city states introducing the Renaissance, feudal Japanese society, Aztec society and the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec. Your students will be actively engaged in their learning and WANT to know more! They will have opportunities to put themselves into history and become the characters that before they merely read about! Lots of humanities cross curricular opportunities! You will walk away with the complete simulation packages for 4 different sims.

Speakers
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Joanna Zakus

Joanna has a BA History and a BEd Secondary Social Studies. She has been teaching primarily social studies and humanities for the last 13 years at the junior high level. Joanna currently is a teacher at West Ridge School. She focuses on interactive and simulation type activities in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

10:30am

Live Video Announcements On Location
It's an exciting time in the world of live video production, the tools have gotten easier to use and cheaper. Come hear about how we are doing live video announcements with "live on location" reporters. We'll talk about network video transmission, green screens, audio considerations, and whatever else you're interested in. And all with students running the show.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Paws for Learning: How to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness in a School
Have you considered having a dog be a part of the social emotional team in your school? This session will explain how to set up an effective program that will integrate kids and canines in an academic setting. Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) can create an effective and humane program that integrates canines to assist students in meeting their educational and socio-emotional goals in a scholastic setting as identified by the school support team. AAI is considered a novel stimuli in a school setting). A well organized program should be able to “prime” the students interest in engaging with the dog. There is a growing body of evidence that indicates the opportunity to interact with wellness animals can help individuals to heighten arousal, emotion, attention and engagement which, in turn, impacts the relationship between the canine and child and makes the child more receptive to newly acquired information. Your speaker has developed successful Animal Assisted Education programs over the past six years she will share how to set up an effective program and some of her experiences.

Speakers
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Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell is a retired teacher with over two decades in the classroom. After her teaching career she went on to be the Executive Director of Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness Society. Integrating her class room teaching experiences with her knowledge of canine behaviour. The result... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson F Heather Ross - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Mathcation - Take A Vacation From the Same Old Math Routine
Learn how to play fun, educational and differentiated games to bring math back to life in your junior high classroom. Help students unlock their potential and get rid of math anxiety by using regular cards and dice to teach math fluency, fractions, order of operations, algebraic concepts, analytical thinking and much more. Student samples, gameboards will be shared so you can get started first thing Monday morning. Come prepared to play!

Speakers
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Stephanie Bainbridge

Math Consultant, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
Stephanie has been a US Box Cars consultant for the past ten years while teaching in her home state of Missouri. She has extensive experience teaching in ESL, grades 5 - 9 math, and background working with students from high poverty inner city communities. Stephanie has presented... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Kim Nahirniak - Woodland Rivers #40
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 180
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

11:00am

Keeping Girls in the Game with Quinn Phillips - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
Ever Active Schools presents Global TV's Quinn Phillips as the feature speaker at this year's Health & Wellness Symposium. Join for this session as well as a presentations all day in the Wellness Hall as well as a few classroom-based sessions. Quinn Phillips is an Ambassador for Ever Active Schools and the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club, specifically the new GO Run! initiative, a Girls Only Run Club program. She is passionate about promoting gender equity in sport and physical activity and she will share her work to help keep girls active.

Speakers
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Quinn Phillips

Quinn Phillips is a Sports Reporter/Anchor for Global News Edmonton. Born and raised in Edmonton, Quinn grew up a fan of local sports teams. Her Dad, Rod Phillips, was the radio play-by-play man for the Edmonton Oilers and she spent her childhood at Northlands Coliseum (now Rexall... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:15am

Pornography: Effect on Students and You
Have you thought about pornography and how it affects the children and youth that you work with? Does it seem like an awkward conversation to have with students and parents? In this session we will discuss how pornography has changed over the years and how it is impacted children and youth in our communities. We will also discuss how to have those important conversations about the impacts and effects of pornorgraphy viewing.

Speakers
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Katie Kitschke

Katie Kitschke is the Executive Director at SAFFRON Sexual Assault Centre. She has been with the agency for more than 10 years, and during her time as a public educator, she was able to facilitate more than 4000 public education presentations to children, youth and adults. She is... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Rick Kremp - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:15am

Resources for Indigenous Learning in the Music Classroom
Are you struggling with finding ways to incorporate Indigenous content into your elementary music classroom? At this sharing session we will explore a variety of resources, cultural artifacts, storybooks, and other means that will support Indigenous learning in the music classroom. Activities presented stem from resources that many schools may already own, can be easily purchased, or can be found through public libraries; they are not stand-alone activities. An Elder is the best person to access for cultural teachings; this session instead will provide ideas to supplement current teaching practices to support Indigenous learning.

Speakers
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Lynnette Newton

Lynnette Newton is Alberta born, Alberta bound. True to character, she loves nature, children, the study of both and has had over 25 years in the classroom. Navigating elementary school was a steep challenge with success in literacy coming later in life. Lynnette completed her Rehabilitation... Read More →
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Courtney Richard

Courtney Richard has been an elementary music specialist with Elk Island Public Schools for over 10 years. She has completed her Orff Level I and II training, Intellidance certification, and received her Master of Education degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Music Education... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:15am

Artifacts of learning: Tools and strategies for digital note-taking.
Every learning activity is important, but nearly as important is how learning is recorded by and for students. Notes, journals, and other records are a necessary part of any classroom. Students may miss a few classes, or need to prepare for an upcoming test; designing a meaningful and efficient way to record the learning of the day can lead to greater student engagement and achievement. Today's classroom have access to many (often free) tools that let us take notes digitally and collaboratively. In this session, we explore some of the tools available for making and sharing digital notes of all kinds. The benefits and limitations of several different tools will be discussed, and evidence based strategies will be demonstrated that you can use in your classroom to improve note-taking on Monday. Many new technologies for collaborating, journaling, and note taking are available to teachers. This session will expose them to some new tools and give them a chance to discuss how they can be implemented to improve the learning in their classroom. Evidence based strategies for recording, archiving, and sharing learning will also be discussed.

Speakers
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Matteo Hee

Matteo is a classroom teacher at Bellerose Composite High School in St. Albert. He teaches CTS courses including Computer Science, Design Studies, and an inclusive, project based Makerspace course. Matteo's practice has evolved around a passion for putting new technologies into the... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

11:30am

The Case for Compassion - Better Discipline Through Caring
"That's his 4th suspension this year! He's just not getting it!" If we continually go through the same disciplinary actions with a student and expect to eventually get a different result, there are at least 2 people behaving badly. In this session, participants will explore the reasons why compassion and understanding are necessary ingredients in any preventative discipline strategy. We will examine a brief overview of what the research indicates is effective, and then discuss strategies to make the right things happen in your school and classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan

Assistant Principal
Terry Hogan routinely tempts fate by calling himself the luckiest man on earth. He is a father of 4 children, partner to 1 wife, and Vice Principal of about 400 students in Peace River Alberta. He is an avid consumer of educational research and dad jokes. He also appears strangely... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Becoming Sentence Acrobats - Tools for Composing Effective Sentences
Do your students use repetitive sentence structures because they don’t have the tools to make their sentences more interesting and lively? Help your students understand that adding sentence variety to writing will give it life and rhythm, and learn how to teach sentence fluency in a way that transfers into student writing. This session will focus on the following areas: using strong verbs to breathe life into sentences; varying sentence beginnings; varying sentence structures; and how to actively engage students in learning sentence composing tools. This session is suitable for Gr. 4- 12 teachers.

Speakers
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Blanche Lamont

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During her 30+ year career, literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered reading and writing workshop sessions to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner that is easily accessible to beginning and... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Bibliotherapy: Using Children's Books to Bridge Sensitive Topics and Build Resiliency
Today's children face significant levels of stress, anxiety and trauma. Similarly, our ever-changing world brings sensitive issues right into the classroom- such as cultural diversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, blended families and inequality, to name just a few. Quality children's literature provides a natural segue way to learn about, discuss and cope with real life situations in developmentally appropriate ways. Explore sample titles, discussion techniques and follow up activities to reduce anxiety, enhance understanding, widen perspectives and build resiliency.

Speakers
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Lois Maplethorpe

Already submitted with Bibliotherapy proposal earlier


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

Making Cultures Visible
As the demographics of our schools and community continue to diversify we need to equip our classrooms and schools with the tools for newcomers to succeed. In this session, you will learn about the importance of supporting culture and language cohesively in ESL programming, and how culture can directly impact second language acquisition. I will also talk about the projects that St. Theresa Catholic middle school created within Elk Island Catholic Schools to reinforce this topic; a Cultural Centre and a Community Support Night both directed at supporting second language acquisition and newcomers to Canada. ​ I believe sharing our journey would be beneficial to all schools sharing the same struggle!

Speakers
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Caterina Rylance

ESL Instructional Coach, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Caterina Rylance currently teaches grades 7 and 8 and is the ESL Instructional Coach at St. Theresa Middle School in Sherwood Park, AB. Second language learning is the driving force in her life. Speaking 3 languages and being a second language teacher has given her a unique perspective... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Reading Rock Stars With Moves Like Jagger
Do your students have the reading moves to read like rock stars? Do they have a tool kit of strategies to pull from depending on the situation and text they are reading? Can they self-monitor and appropriately choose strategies, evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies and know when to choose a different strategy? Drawing on instructional practices from Daily 5, CAFE and years of experience as a literacy coach, this session will provide teachers with a framework for organizing reading routines, instructional practices for teaching reading strategies, examples of effective read alouds for modeling metacognitive reading processes and strategies for giving students effective and meaningful feedback on their reading performance. Time will be given to work collaboratively in coming up with a framework to implement in the classroom the following week to help your students move like Jagger and read like rock stars.

Speakers
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Shelley Kundert

Shelley has over 25 years of teaching experience in grades K-8 including regular classroom, pull-out, push-in and segregated programs and has extensive experience in student assessment and individual program planning. She has a B.Ed in Elementary Education with a Special Education... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson David Hay - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

The Hunger Games and the Bible: Hope, Freedom, and Sacrifice
The Hunger Games is a riveting trilogy and a widely popular work among young adults. Though set in the dystopian future, Suzanne Collins’s series taps into themes such as freedom, oppression, hope, and self-sacrifice that are very much relevant today. The gladiatorial-like combat and ubiquitous allusions to the ancient Roman Empire, moreover, suggests the series is equally about the past and the trajectory of Western civilization. Given this, the major thematic concerns of the work are taken up and analyzed in relation to the Biblical narrative.

Speakers
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Gerald McLarney

Dr. McLarney teaches at J H Picard School in Edmonton and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores St. Augustine's... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Coding: The Next Frontier
Have you ever wanted to try coding with your students but don’t know where to start? Jessie will share with you how she has used coding in her second language classroom but also how you can use the same ideas in other subject areas. Coding is becoming more and more popular with students and teachers alike. It encourages the use of the competencies such as problem solving, creative thinking, communication, critical thinking, creativity and innovation as well as collaboration. Participants will walk away with ideas of how to incorporate coding into their lessons. Participants are encouraged to bring a computer or Apple device with them.

Speakers
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Jessie Krefting

I am a middle school teacher with a specialty in French. I teach French to grades 4-9 as well as other subjects at the grades 5 & 6 level. I am a believer in incorporating technology and the inquiry approach into my teaching.


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Stollery Hall(Rm 409) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:45am

Promoting Durable & Efficient Student Learning: Insights from Cognitive Science
The scientific study of human attention and memory consists of thousands of experiments dedicated to identifying cognitive processes fundamental to learning. Researchers have translated this knowledge base into several techniques that help students of all ages and abilities to understand and remember materials across various domains. I will discuss what these techniques are, evidence for why they work, how to implement them in classes and how students can use them to guide their learning outside of the class.

Speakers
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Faria Sana

Dr. Faria Sana is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Athabasca University. She received my Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University in 2015, where she examined cognitive processes that facilitate and impair long-term memory. She spent one year as... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:45am

S.T.E.A.M. Rolling Through Technology
This session will share our story of how our STEAM themed Learning Common evolved from a school library into a vibrant, creative, collaborative place of discovery where our students are encouraged and inspired to explore and engage in multiple levels of learning. Many schools in Alberta are in the beginning stages of incorporating Learning Commons into their school space. This session will explain the process we undertook to create our Learning Commons. We are in our third year and continue to build our resources so we can encourage and engage our students in 21st Century Learning. This will be a hands-on session where teachers will be given the opportunity to interact with some of the resources that we use in the Learning Commons that use the STEAM model (Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Math). We will also present how our teachers are using the resources from our Learning Commons space in their classrooms to differentiate and challenge their students.

Speakers
BC

Betty Churchill

Betty Churchill is the principal of the Vanier Community Catholic School in the Living Waters School District. She holds a Master of Science in Education and Research. Technology development has been a focus for many years at Vanier School, and we continue to ensure that we are keeping... Read More →
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Cheryl Fogarty

Cheryl Fogarty is the Technology Facilitator at Vanier Community Catholic School in Edson, Alberta. She maintains various technologies in the K to 6 school. She also designs and facilitates the Learning Common and Maker Spaces.
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Sian Haack

Sian Haack is an educator at Vanier Community Catholic School. She holds a Masters Degree in Integrating Technology into the Classroom. She is currently teaching grade 5 and strives to infuse technology across the curriculum through meaningful and engaging instruction.


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:45am

Games as a Gateway: Using Commercial Games to Teach Students Mathematical Communication
Do you find your students struggle with using and understanding mathematical terminology? We believe it is important for students to experience math interactively in order to build a strong foundational understanding of ideas before they are introduced to formal mathematical language. The first step towards learning is engaging students in math thinking and discussion. We find students are excited to play commercial games and are therefore excited to discuss their discoveries and to question the logic of their peers. Commercial games naturally engage students in mathematical discussion, providing an easy transition from mathematical thinking towards mathematical language. During this session, teachers will be invited to explore commercial math games and experience the natural mathematical thinking and discussions that result from the games. Then, we will share effective prompts and motivating questions to ask during game play to guide students towards the target mathematical ideas. Through this, teachers will learn how commercial games can be used to engage students in deep mathematical thinking as a precursor to rich mathematical communication.

Speakers
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Janelle McFeetors

Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interesting in supporting... Read More →
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Brita Pederson

Brita Pederson is an undergraduate student in her fourth year of a Bachelors of Education at the University of Alberta. She believes it is important to center learning around the students by considering what they know and what interests them. She is interested in using collaboration... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

11:45am

Projects to Engage Students in Math
Do,you have trouble engaging your students in math? Are you tired of the same practice work? Are you liking to jazz things up a bit? This session will go through various, interesting projects that you can use in your classroom. Students find these engaging and most importantly fun. You will come out with various ideas of how to incorporate projects in your class, as well as projects that are ready to use.

Speakers
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Shaunda Lang

Shaunda has a BSc in Biology and a BEd Secondary Science. She has been teaching math and science for 12 years at the junior high level. She currently teaches at Thomas B. Riley School in Calgary. Her class is full of hands-on, interactive lessons, with engaging projects. Her personal... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

11:45am

How to create an authentic understanding of Residential Schools for your Students
Engaging students in conversation surrounding Residential Schools is challenging in ensuring that students receive the academic facts without losing the personal stories and understandings that are the tragedy of our history. Without the emotional connection and understanding, empathy and reconciliation will be an incredibly hard task. This session will help you explore ways to facilitate both an academic and personal understanding of this complex and heartbreaking time in our history. The resources that will be explored for you to use in your classrooms are two Canadian documentaries, a graphic novel, as well as music videos created by First Nations youth exploring their challenges in the world today moving forward towards reconciliation. All the resources are voices from the Indigenous community sharing their story in their voice. Tools and tips on how to effectively utilize these tools in your classroom (notetaking strategies from documentaries and a graphic novel, as well approaches to music lyrics as poetry, etc.) will be provided along with assignment ideas and assessment rubrics.

Speakers
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Joanna Zakus

Joanna has a BA History and a BEd Secondary Social Studies. She has been teaching primarily social studies and humanities for the last 13 years at the junior high level. Joanna currently is a teacher at West Ridge School. She focuses on interactive and simulation type activities in... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

11:45am

Trauma Informed Mindfulness and Movement
Trauma has a tremendous impact on our minds and bodies. Many students social and academic success is impacted by traumatic events both large and small. In this workshop discover how mindfulness and movement can help. Learn key tools to help students to find calm, recognize when they are outside their window of tolerance, and specific ways to foster positive response patterns. You will gain understanding into key concepts such as creating a safe space and empowering through choice that will change how you view your students and yourself.

Speakers
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Donna Freeman

Founder, Yoga In My School
Donna Freeman believes that yoga and mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at any time. It was love at first pose when she began practicing yoga in 1997 while living in Cape Town, South Africa. Delving deep into alignment, anatomy and mindfulness,  Donna soon became a... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Chansons et jeux musicaux à l'élémentaire
Atelier qui vise les enseignant(e)s de musique en français au primaire (francophone et immersion), ces chants/jeux divertiront vos élèves. Les riches mélodies sont enracinées dans le folklore francophone mondial et suivent une séquence pédagogique naturelle. À travers le jeu, l'élève découvre la beauté du chant, ainsi que les éléments de base du langage musical, tout en approfondissant ses connaissances du langage musical et de la culture francophone.

Speakers
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Yvon Loiselle

Issu d'une famille musicale, j'ai grandi dans une famille francophone dans un milieu majoritairement anglophone près de Niagara Falls. Ma scolarisation de M-12 toute en français, mon déménagement dans l'Ouest canadien m'a permis de redécouvrir mes souches et de m'épanouir en... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

12:00pm

Paths to Resilience - Mindfulness
This workshop is part three in a series of three workshops designed to help teachers build resiliency in themselves and in their students. Participation in Part One: Attachment and Part Two: Relationship-Based Teaching, is beneficial but not necessary, in order to follow and benefit from this informative session. There has been much research on Mindfulness in the past decade. Come find out what Mindfulness is and how both teachers and students can increase resiliency and satisfaction in life through Mindfulness strategies.

Speakers
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Trish Delancey

Trish Delancey taught secondary English Language Arts for Evergreen Catholic since 1997. In 2017-2018 Trish was seconded to work on the Wellness team with Angela Psalios and Carmen Markowski for Evergreen Catholic.The goal of this team was to collaboratively address the growing number... Read More →
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Carmen Markowski

Carmen Markowski is an elementary specialist who has enjoyed teaching various grades with Evergreen Catholic. Carmen discovered a love for research when completing her Master’s of Education with the University of Portland. She was seconded for the 2017-18 school year to work on... Read More →
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Angela Psalios

Angela Psalios is a Special Education teacher turned counsellor who has been working with Evergreen Catholic since 2003. Angela used her passion for resilience and working with marginalized populations to pursue her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, which she received in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Chairperson Janet Close - Evergreen Catholic #44
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

A Thousand Words: Using Images in the ELA Classroom
This session focuses on engaging students with images in a way that is outside the box. While it is important to understand technical aspects of imagery, it is more important to be able to respond to and reflect on images in personal and critical ways. During this session, we will focus on various ways to use images within the English classroom - comics, students photography, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to view and respond to images throughout this session. Lesson ideas will be provided. Open your eyes and see that an image really is worth a thousand words.

Speakers
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Danielle Unger

Danielle Unger has been teaching Junior/Senior High English for the past five years. Prior to becoming a teacher, Danielle worked as an in-house trainer for the Alberta Motor Association for five years. Regardless of teaching setting, she believes in creating an engaging and risk-taking... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

12:30pm

African Music for Children
In August 2017, Garth Prince returned home to Namibia for the first time in nine years to share his Canadian (African music) residency experience with students there. Music is very much a part of the culture in Namibia, but not part of the school curriculum. Three weeks later, Prince returned to Canada with new insight and experiences he now shares in stories, games and songs. In this workshop, Prince teaches you one song and a musical game he learnt on his trip.

Speakers
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Garth Prince

​As a native of Namibia with years of experience in promoting African culture and community-building through song, dance and instruments, Garth Prince offers unique music concerts, workshops and residencies to schools and venues across North America. ​His goal is to encourage... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Brenton Baum - Timberline #9
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

A Conversation on Creating Calm Classrooms - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
Join Alberta Health Services for a conversation on calming strategies in your classroom. This session is part of the Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium that includes sessions in the Wellness Hall as well as a few classroom-based sessions like this one. Have you been practicing calming strategies in your classroom? Join our conversation as we explore stress-awareness and self-calming techniques for students of all ages. Come prepared to share what calming tactics have and haven’t worked in your own classrooms and discover practical ways to help students “cool their jets.” Not only will you learn from your colleagues in the room, you will contribute to a list of tried-and-tested calming strategies from teachers across Alberta. Take a deep breath, and let’s begin.

Speakers
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Jacqui Currie

Health Promotion Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
To be determined


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Build a better robot!
A hands on session where you get a chance to build and program a robot with technology and software that can support students of all abilities, followed by a moderated round table on how we can use these in our classrooms. This session is designed for absolute beginners, and some extensions will be available for teachers who attended previously or are already robotics experts. Technologies demonstrated include Arduino and Hummingbird robotics, and the options for programming software range from a Scratch-style program suitable to Division 2 to C++ programming that would fit in high school Advanced Computer Science. Programming software will be available on USB sticks, so please bring a device (Mac or PC) with a USB slot (no installation is required on PC).

Speakers
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Matteo Hee

Matteo is a classroom teacher at Bellerose Composite High School in St. Albert. He teaches CTS courses including Computer Science, Design Studies, and an inclusive, project based Makerspace course. Matteo's practice has evolved around a passion for putting new technologies into the... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Creativity & Fun In Your Classroom!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you looking for new, exciting art ideas for your students in grades 1-6? In this workshop, you will learn how to create animals in stained glass technique, yarn landscape paintings, and beautiful mixed media flowers. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. You will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation that can be used directly in your art classrooms. All supplies provided by instructor. $13 registration fee.

Speakers
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Izabella Orzelski

Artistic Director, ARTIZA LTD.
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Dreaming Big: Taking the Leap to Teach Abroad
Experiences shape the person and this could be the experience of a lifetime! Come hear about the opportunity to re-energize your life, experience a new culture, and connect with others from around the world. This presentation will focus on the many benefits of working as a teacher or administrator at a prestigious Alberta-accredited school and living in Southeast Asia. The rich culture, safe environment, and familiarity of using the Alberta curriculum are some of the benefits of this opportunity. But, the positives don’t stop there. The International School of Macau (TIS) is the flagship international school for Alberta Education and has a long-standing reputation of stability, professional collaboration, innovative teaching and learning, and international mindedness. Are you ready to make memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life and expand your view of the world? If so, come join us for this uplifting session.

Speakers
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Tracy Lockwood

PE Specialist/Owner, PLAY Education
Tracy Lockwood is a wife, mother of two boys and the Founder of PLAY Education Consulting. She is a certified K-12 Physical Education Teacher and has over 20 years of experience. Her teaching experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Canada and in Abu Dhabi, United... Read More →
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David Spreadbury

The International School of Macao
Dave is an Alberta educator with over 25 years experience. He spent 9 years overseas at The International School of Macao, retiring in 2016 as Secondary School principal. He continues to work with TIS as Canadian Affairs Liaison and brings a wealth of information and insights on teaching... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

First Nation Traditional Foods
Participants will learn about the traditional gathering and preparing process of foods, gain a better understanding of what a traditional diet consisted of and its importance. They will compare traditional perspectives of food with the modern day view and gain a greater appreciation of this element of culture. Participants will have the chance to make a grocery store version of Pemmican that can be taken back to the classroom! *ALLERGY ALERT* This session contains a display that has nuts.

Speakers
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Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Success for ALL: Designing Curricular Opportunities for a Range of Abilities
This session will look at how plans can be responsive to the needs of a group of learners that include a variety of abilities, including students with intellectual disabilities. We will discuss examples and strategies of how all kids can achieve success through strategic planning of goals and designing of supports. We will look at frameworks such as Learning Maps and the Planning Pyramid.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Moore

Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley's presentations... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Corey Conroy - Sturgeon #27
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Is This for Marks? Helping Your High School Students Care about Formative Assessment
How often do you hear students ask, “Is this formative or summative?” Do you feel like the only way to have your students care about an assignment is to attach a mark to it? Resist the marks trap! Formative assessment is the key to successful learning in your high school classroom. Explore some practical ideas for incorporating formative assessment that will engage and inspire!

Speakers
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AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Les centres en maternelle
Vous savez comme il y a beaucoup d’habiletés à apprendre en maternelle. Notre temps est limité, et la concentration de nos élèves aussi. Je propose une série de centres qui ont comme but de cibler certaines habiletés. Notamment la motricité fine, la litératie, la numératie et l’autonomie.

Speakers
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Nicole Sabourin

Enseignante à l’élémentaire depuis 20 ans. Détiens un bac de l’Université d’Ottawa en Linguistique et de l’Université de l’Alberta en Enseignement. À la recherche éternelle de mieux comprendre le monde de la Petite Enfance; je suis intriguée et motivée par ce qui... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Virginie Lacroix - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags French

1:00pm

Sex education: when, how and why? Gr 7-9
Sexuality is often a difficult subject to address in society and yet it is more than necessary when you have teenagers in front of you. On a daily basis, several interventions are possible to better equip your students to face certain difficulties and to better define the limits necessary to establish their intimacy. How to prepare students and their parents for this kind of education? How not to exceed the limit and give too much information? What topics are related to the age of young people in your groups? These are issues that will be addressed and much more, to make you feel more comfortable communicating your knowledge.

Speakers
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Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Wallace (Walley) Porter - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Comment y arriver autrement? Math 7e à 9e
Les élèves comprennent le rôle et l’importance de la pratique en mathématiques. Toutefois, ils en ont assez des exercices du manuel de l’élève. Cette session a pour but d’outiller l’enseignant d’une variété d’activités. Pour ce faire, les participants auront la chance de visiter et de vivre des activités riches qui ont le pouvoir d’engager les élèves différemment que par le papier et crayon. Une discussion sur l’approche et la différenciation s’ensuivra afin de rejoindre la grande variété d’apprenants dans votre classe. (Les activités seront mises à la disposition des participants via Google Drive.)

Speakers
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Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques depuis plusieurs années. Elle a travaillé comme conseillère pédagogique au sein du Conseil scolaire FrancoSud et au Consortium provincial francophone (CPFPP) pendant plus d'une décennie. Auparavant, Renée a travaillé comme enseignante... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 180
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags French

1:00pm

Creating Successful Teams
The goal of any school's athletic program is to create successful teams. But what does success mean? Success can defined as a win/loss record, but truly successful teams are those that take what they learn on the court and applying that off the court. Successful teams are those programs that incorporate life lessons and character development into their programs. Successful teams are those that your student athletes will remember fondly once they leave your school. As a coach or an athletic director how can you lead your program to create a successful team.

Speakers
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Kelle Hansen

I have been a teacher since 1996, primarily involved in Physical Education and Athletics. Over the course of my time teaching within Northern Gateway Public Schools, I have had many opportunities to become involved in areas of higher level sport organizations. As an executive member... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Create a Climate of Critical Thinkers in your Classroom - Tips & Tools for Climate Action
Climate change can resonate with every student, grade level and subject as it connects to our environment, economy, and society. This workshop will prepare you to return to your classroom Monday morning ready to explore climate change topics in a creative and meaningful way with hands-on, student-centred projects, and resources! Learn how to take your science lessons to the next level with a class-based citizen science project. These climate change projects emphasize personal action, engage students in local issues, and contribute meaningful data to a national citizen science database. You will also explore an energy efficiency and stewardship action kit - jam-packed with tools and activities to explore simple yet effective ways to conserve energy in your classroom, school and home! You will leave this session with a toolbox of lesson ideas and learning materials that will educate, engage and inspire your students to reduce their environmental footprint. Join us to explore how multiple balanced perspectives, critical thinking, and an experiential learning approach can energize your classroom! Div 2 - 4 and all subjects welcome.

Speakers
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Chelsea Brooks

Chelsea is an educator with Inside Education specializing in citizen science programs and outreach. She spends most of her days working with students in classrooms across Alberta.
avatar for Andre Morson

Andre Morson

Educator, Inside Education


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Awakening Wonder Through Educational Escape Rooms
Find new ways to engage your students through educational escape room design. This presentation explores a new way to engage students through maker education, hands-on learning and curriculum-based escape room puzzle design. Session attendees will learn the Mobile Escape process that helps students take learning into their owns hands, and provides them the environment to acknowledge one other's unique gifts and abilities. The process that we will review allows students to engage in teamwork and problem solving to create their very own educational escape room. Participants will explore a unique curriculum-based puzzle called "Time Machine", created by Mobile Escape, as well as the benefits of the inquiry-based prototyping process. Attendees will leave the session with a new appreciation for joy, wonder and curiosity, as well as a process framework they can implement in their classroom.

Speakers
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Adam Luciuk

Regional Manager, Edmonton and Northern Alberta, Mobile Escape
Mobile Escape exists to wake dulled senses: to see, hear, and feel again. We bring people together to think differently about the world around them and to simply have fun learning. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Adam grew up reading his favourite "How Things Work";. His passions... Read More →
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Eric Reynolds

Eric once wrote a book of riddles which helped him, and others, explore the world of wonder, puzzles, and the social component of curiosity. Then, months later, he did an escape room and thought, "I could make this better." So after building one in his backyard in Abbotsford, BC... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Oh the Math that They'll Know! Kindergarten Math Games
A workshop just for Kindergarten teachers who are wanting games and activities for teaching the following concepts: counting, learning numbers to 5, 10, 20, subitizing, patterns, early graphing activities, comparing numbers, doubles, make 10, and early operation strategies. Throughout the workshop student response samples will be shared. Ideas for math journals, math talk extensions, strategy books, assessment opportunities and gameboards will be provided. Come prepared to play.

Speakers
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Jennifer Awid

Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks
Jennifer has been a teacher with Black Gold Schools for 6 years.  She has experience teaching ESL, inclusion and primary.  Jennifer is a strong advocate for game based learning because it is easy to differentiate and support inclusion.  She has presented and hosted many family... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Booty Shorts & Sexting: A Social Justice Approach to Body Image & Self-Esteem in Youth
Summary This workshop will focus on the critical importance of addressing body image & self-esteem issues in youth and creating a healthy, inclusive school environment through evidence-based prevention and social justice approaches. Abstract Body image and self-esteem are key components of child development, yet there are many ways healthy development can go awry, leaving students at-risk for eating disorders, self-harm, and poor self-esteem (even as young as Grade 1!). This workshop focuses on best-practice recommendations to effectively address youth body image and self-esteem in school settings. Practical examples will be used to emphasize how student voices are critical to inform school-based approaches to prevention and intervention. Social justice is an emerging consideration in education and counselling, and will be highlighted. Current approaches to improving body image and self-esteem will be emphasized. Recommendations for administrators, teachers, and school counsellors will be based on best practices.

Speakers
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Dr. Angela Grace

Registered Psychologist, Heart Centered Counselling
Dr. Angela Grace, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist with a passion for health & wellness. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, school counsellor, psychologist, speaker and advocate for youth mental health for over 18 years. She is passionate about the prevention and treatment... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Emily Stanton - Evergreen #11
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

"Huh?" Demystifying Psycho-Ed Reports and Making Solutions out of Them
Most of the time when a student becomes too challenging, our schools hire a psychologist to conduct a psycho-ed assessment (that can cost a fortune) because we think labelling our problems should help. A lot of the time, these reports may not meaningfully help us highly trained teachers or the most experienced of administrators. At the same time, psycho-educational assessment reports are a gold mine of information if that data is communicated in accessible language or if the recommendations are credible. For example, I was once told that my 16-year-old student with focusing challenges should put sponges in his ears--ya, right. This session would like to demystify the psycho-ed and offer a practical, solution-focused model moving forward. Let's make psycho-eds valuable in your school.

Speakers
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Vincent Mireau

Vincent Mireau is a Counsellor in Whitecourt, AB. He is the President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors.


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Enhancing Your Teaching with Indigenous Pedagogy
This session supports teachers as they strive to apply Indigenous foundational knowledge in their classrooms and communities. Ideas and resources on Indigenous language, relationships, histories, world views and pedagogies will be explored. In addition, ideas will be shared for cross-curricular projects and experiential learning that support Indigenous ways of knowing while simultaneously enriching classroom experiences for all learners.

Speakers
LM

Lois Maplethorpe

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TBD

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Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Scotland Yard: Deductive reasoning in Math 20-2
In this session we will explore how Ravensburger's award winning board game "Scotland Yard" can be used in the Math 20-2 classroom to develop skills in logical reasoning. We will have a chance to play the game and simulate how it would look in a small and/or larger class setting. In addition, you will walk away with resources on how to incorporate the game into your unit assessments. A unique way for teachers of Math 20-2 to use board games in the classroom in the logic/reasoning unit. How to efficiently run a board game for a large or small group of students. Resources for implementation into their own classrooms.

Speakers
SJ

Sandy Johnson

Growing up locally in the Elk Island area, my wife and I started "dating" in grade 7 and have now been together/married for 19 years. We have 3 amazing daughters under the age of 8 and live in Sherwood Park. I have been teaching high school mathematics at Strathcona Christian Secondary... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Hands on with particles and waves!
This session is primarily geared towards teachers of Physics 20 and 30. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and build 2 hands on models that can be used with students to investigate wave-particle duality. In the first activity, participants will explore how observations for a double slit experiment conflict with predictions based on classical interpretations of waves and particles using a simple model, and how these observations can be explained with modern physics principles. The second activity will involve a visual investigation of the interference of waves. Participants will build a model of a double slit interference experiment and explore the different ways that this model explains observations for the wave nature of light and particles.

Speakers
LP

Laura Pankraz

Facilitator of Physics PD, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Laura celebrates working with teachers to improve students' understanding of Physics. She has facilitated at the Perimeter's teachers' summer conference for three years and has presented on physics and science PD at many conventions.


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 119
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

1:15pm

The Road Less Traveled
From student council President in a small rural high school, to valedictorian of her law school class, and a national TV show, Candy Palmater’s life experiences are at once unique and universal. Her varied career has included 10 years with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and a brief stint on CBC radio where Canadians fell in love with her. Harper Collins is about to publish her first book, a memoir of her wild and wonderful life. This orateur, writer and humorist will, through words of guidance and personal stories, share her passionate perspective on inclusion, radical self- acceptance and the love of reading. You will feel empowered to affect change in yourself, your family and your community. Prepare to laugh, cry, and be up-lifted!

Speakers
avatar for Candy Palmater

Candy Palmater

Candy is a recovered lawyer turned feminist comic. She is an, actor, writer, columnist, international speaker, activist, comedian and multiple award-winning TV and radio personality, and has executive produced three films on Mi'kmaw culture. Candy is the creator and star of her own... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Cindy Christou - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Concussions 101
The goal of this session is to provide information pertaining to the nature of concussions. We will explore the effects of a "head hit" from the initial impact to the abatement of symptoms. We will look at what happens to the brain during a concussion, and how it can affect both cognitive development. We will additionally explore other symptoms or challenges that might be experienced in the days, weeks, months, and years following a brain injury. An in-depth look at the 'Return to Learn/Return to Play protocols will help teachers, coaches, and schools to develop appropriate plans for resuming academic and athletic routines following a head injury.

Speakers
avatar for Don Segberg

Don Segberg

Social Studies/Communication Technology, St. John Paul II Catholic School
Don teaches at St. John Paul II Catholic School in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. He's been teaching for 12 years and has taught a varied amount of students from different socio-economic backgrounds. Don played competitive Softball (Fastpitch) and hockey for many years and suffered numerous... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Chinese Folksongs and Singing Games
In this session, participants will learn about how a folksong collection project, sponsored by the Confucius Institute, is working at making Chinese folksongs and singing games accessible for use by music teachers in Alberta. Participants will participate in learning several songs and games and will walk away with resources to use in the classroom. In Alberta, the second most spoken language in Mandarin. This session will work at equipping teachers with authentic resources that speak directly to the students in their classrooms.

Speakers
KF

Kim Friesen Wiens

Brookside School, Edmonton
Kim currently teaches music in Edmonton to students from pre-k to grade 6. She is working on a Chinese folk song collection project in conjunction with the Confucius Institute of Edmonton and has done research on in the inclusion of world music by teachers in Alberta, Canada and Shandong... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Congo for the Taking
Congo’s History as a case study of Imperialism and Neocolonialism... 19th Century to the present. “The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only.” Joseph Conrad. Congo has a rich legacy of such Imperial Ideas: Protection from Arab Slave Traders, Development, Civilization, Christianity, Commerce, Paternalism, Racism, Anti-Communism, Great Power Rivalry, Capitalism, Humanitarianism, Peace Keeping, Independence, Self Determination, Structural Adjustment Programs, Neoliberalism, Pursuing Genocidaires... but what was really at the back of it? “It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale” Joseph Conrad. Africa is one the West's richest neocolonial projects and Congo is the heart of that darkness.

Speakers
GH

Greg Hunter

Teacher, EPSB
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. He has been studying and talking on the need for a more scientific approach to understanding and teaching History. One with a regard for Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. “What I particularly enjoyed was... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Creating & Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
Join the Workplace Wellness team from Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan for a presentation on workplace culture and staff wellness. This session is part of the Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium that includes sessions in the Wellness Hall as well as a few classroom-based sessions like this one. The health and well being of school employees are essential for not only creating healthy learning environments for students, but also for healthy schools in general. As workplace culture plays such a significant role in fostering employee wellness, you might be wondering how to create and sustain a positive one in your school community. This session, hosted by one of our workplace wellness liaisons, includes both discussion and activities to help you explore ideas that encourage positive staff relationships. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the resources offered through our Employee and Family Assistance Program, as well as the tools and supports available online through The Sandbox (a space for healthy school workplaces), and armed with wisdom gained through peer-driven conversations—all of which you’ll be able to apply in your own workplaces.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie McLean

Kylie McLean

Workplace Wellness Liaison, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan
Kylie McLean is a Workplace Wellness Liaison with the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) with a wealth of experience promoting workplace wellness. As a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science, Kylie is invested in public health and health... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Skills Canada Alberta - The Future is NOW!
We dedicate so much of our time preparing students for the future that we sometimes lose track of what students can do RIGHT NOW to feel inspired and empowered. Learn about immersive and curriculum-aligned programs to connect students’ passions and aspirations to personal-development, post-secondary and career opportunities. Whether you are looking to jazz up your Makerspace with curriculum-aligned CTS/CTF resources, motivate you students to compete at a Regional, Provincial, National or World Skilled Trade & Technology Competition, or expose your students to the myriad of career opportunities they could pursue – we are here to support you! Skills Canada Alberta will get your students fired up for their future, but more importantly, show them where to start right NOW.

Speakers
SC

Skills Canada

Skills Canada Alberta
Randi Tajcnar, Education Facilitator for Skills Canada Alberta, received her Education Degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to completing her Education Degree, Randi pursued a career as an Environmental Consultant and enjoys speaking from experience about careers in trades... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

2:00pm

First Nation Traditional Foods - Repeat Session
Participants will learn about the traditional gathering and preparing process of foods, gain a better understanding of what a traditional diet consisted of and its importance. They will compare traditional perspectives of food with the modern day view and gain a greater appreciation of this element of culture. Participants will have the chance to make a grocery store version of Pemmican that can be taken back to the classroom! *ALLERGY ALERT* This session contains a display that has nuts.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

SLAM Poetry in the Senior ELA Classroom
This session focuses on engaging students with poetry in a way that is outside the box. While it is important to know poetic devices, it is more important to be able to create writing that speaks from a point of relevancy. During this session, we will focus on breaking the mould and writing word poetry that is intended to be spoken at an in class Poetry SLAM. Participants will have an opportunity to work on delivery techniques and even write a poem to perform. Check out Shane Koyczan on YouTube to get a taste of what is in store. This sessions is not for the faint of heart, so come prepared to experience poetry in a way like never before.

Speakers
DU

Danielle Unger

Danielle Unger has been teaching Junior/Senior High English for the past five years. Prior to becoming a teacher, Danielle worked as an in-house trainer for the Alberta Motor Association for five years. Regardless of teaching setting, she believes in creating an engaging and risk-taking... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English